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I was in a bit of a dilemmer. [Feb. 1st, 2010|02:30 pm]
Mark Rimmell
I needed a book to chop-up and make into a fake book. Trouble is this in effect damages the book, and I can't bring myself to harm a book.

I decided I needed an authour I had so little respect for I didn't mind damaging one of their books. So I have just purchased a Jeffrey Archer novel for 50p from a charity shop in Kingston. Now I have no worries about chopping up one of his books, but I do worry I may get knocked down and killed on the way home and there in my personal affects will be a Jeff Archer book. Oh the shame!

[User Picture]From: nemesis_to_go
2010-02-01 03:16 pm (UTC)
Don't start reading it!

They're crap, but they're addictive. You flick through a few pages, laughing at the ghastliness of it, thinking how you could've written a better book at the age of 12 - but the next thing you know, you're on the last page and ready for the next one.

I was trapped like that once. It took several years and an extended programme of medicinal grade Enid Blyton to detox.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2010-02-01 07:46 pm (UTC)
Ah yes I remember seeing the offending tomes. Frankly I thought you'd lost your marbles at the time.

However as far as my little book binding project goes, it seems Jeff's books aren't even any good for cannibalising for parts. I'll drop it off at the charity shop, it will probably end up in the pulp bin.
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[User Picture]From: pinkwitch2000
2010-02-01 08:40 pm (UTC)
If you only put it into the pulping machine in bits, would it then be "Pulp Fraction"?
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