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Friday, May 29, 2009


Just when publishing-as-we-know-it is about to be flushed down the tubes, we get a hint of what the future might be.

Koji Suzuki, author Ring, the book that inspired the movies Ringu, and The Ring, has published a novella, Drop, that has been printed on toilet paper.

It reminds me of when I was being a pyramid-climbing fool, riding buses across Mexico. Little comic books were everywhere, being read by everyone. A handful of them was basic equipment for those boarding the buses. In the bus station bathrooms, I discovered that these comic books served another purpose: People tore pages out and used them for toilet paper! They were about the right size.

Pulp paper may have a future.

1 comment:

  1. The best part of those toilet paper novels? Whenever they get used, they automatically become Stephanie Meyer or Dan Brown novels. Talk about multitasking.