New Novel Will Self-Destruct after 24 Hours


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Novelist James Patterson has a new book coming out called Private Vegas. It’s an explosive story—literally. He’s selling one special copy of his latest thriller for £194,000 ($294,038 USD) that has a built-in time bomb. The fan who acquires this special copy will have a private dinner with Patterson at an undisclosed location before being presented with the book. S/he has 24 hours to read it before it detonates. The Daily Telegraph reports:

A special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team will also be on hand to handle the explosive thriller. […]

"Twenty four hours after you start it, the book will no longer be there," said Patterson, 67. "I hope this spurs more ways to get attention."

He added: "This seemed like a terrific way to draw attention to a book in a way that has never been done before," he explained. "In the history of publishing there hasn't been anything like this."


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"There hasn't been anything like this"... Probably because it is really dumb and potentially harmful (you know, since it is actually a bomb and all)?
But hey, maybe if it all goes hayware Patterson will also be the first author to literally blow a readers brains with his book.
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