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Monster Cuts His Books in Half to "Make Them More Portable"

Alexander Christofi, a book publishing editor (!), took to Twitter to confess to a ghastly crime: he cuts his books in half through the spine in order to make them physically smaller and therefore easier to carry around and mutilate further in his spare time.

It's just you, Mr. Christofi. I won't even read literary abridgments on principle, let alone physically abbreviate the books.

SparkNotes, which operates a very funny Twitter account that you should follow, had the best response:

-via David Burge, who prefers his books cut diagonally, like sandwiches.

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Heck, I did that back in high school, with Gone With the Wind and Atlas Shrugged. My books, my property.Come to think of it, my Mother had a purse-sized New Testament that she'd created by surgery. She was a Swedenborgian, and for her, only the 'Good part' of the Bible was worth having.
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Looks much more convenient ... Just imagine mr. Alexander Christofi intended to bring the books to a bibliopegist to convert a single volume book to a ste of two books of a two volume book, i just expect hat he just cut the books in two, and dident find the time to take them to bookbinder... And by the way nothing happend that may not be fixed with a few pieces of "duck tape".. ...Maybe it would eben be more convenient to just cut the back of the book punch holes in each page and use a filofax just to carry the pages he expect to read on one day... Just wait until he discovers e-ink reades...
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