August #Bookadayuk - Day 17

HUMOR AND SATIRE SELECTED SHORT STORIES by Edgar Allen Poe - Edgar Allan Poe

BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED BOOK

 

I found this on the internet while looking for some information on Edgar Allen Poe and thought it would be perfect for today's challenge.  (And slightly more classy than my original choice of Fungus the Bogeyman's Plop-up Book).

 

"This edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Imp of the Perverse,” designed by Helen Friel, must be destroyed to be properly read. Friel explains, “‘The Imp of the Perverse’ discusses the voice inside all of us that makes us to do things we know we shouldn’t do. Each page is perforated in a grid system with sections of the text missing. Readers must follow the simple instructions to tear and fold specific sections to reveal the missing text. Books are usually precious objects and the destruction is engineered to give the reader conflicting feelings, do they keep the book in it’s perfect untorn form? Or give into the imp and enjoy tearing it apart?”"

 

Poe

 

Isn't it fab? But for God's sake, don't do this with any of Anne Rice's books. You know how huffy she gets.