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To hate those book sculpture things?

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MyGastIsFlabbered Fri 19-May-17 20:18:12

This sort of thing. I accept that the majority are well done and take a lot of effort, but to me it's just desecrating books...I'm a bit of a bibliophile.

ilovepixie Fri 19-May-17 20:19:35

I hate them too. It's the waste of a good book.

DonaldStott Fri 19-May-17 20:22:33

They look naff AF too.

MovingtoParadise Fri 19-May-17 20:22:51

As long as you don't mean this incredible artists work (Susan Blackwell)

Moanyoldcow Fri 19-May-17 20:23:19


RuggerHug Fri 19-May-17 20:23:56

The poor books😢 unless it's using up all the 50 shades clogging up charity shops then...

TheWitTank Fri 19-May-17 20:24:02

I don't understand what you do with them? Ugly as fuck and a waste of a book.

Cheepandorm Fri 19-May-17 20:25:43

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MyGastIsFlabbered Fri 19-May-17 20:26:01

Moving that one is very impressive but it's still a waste of a book. I don't think you DO anything with them, they just gather dust as far as I can see. You can't move for them here.

londonrach Fri 19-May-17 20:26:47

Yanbu....i hate hate hate them.. what a waste of book and time

Cheepandorm Fri 19-May-17 20:26:48

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ScarlettFreestone Fri 19-May-17 20:26:59

I'd be appalled if someone gave me one. It's not that I don't recognise the talent but the poor books... sad

Elmersnewfriend Fri 19-May-17 20:27:39

God I hate them too! WTF is the point? Sorry but they all look shit and are a waste of a book.

TroysMammy Fri 19-May-17 20:29:25

Too much faff for something only the live, laugh and love brigade will find amazing, hun.

hellokittymania Fri 19-May-17 20:29:48

A charity shop did a book sculpture with the 100 copies of Fifty Shades of Grey! Actually if I remember from the BBC, it was more like a Fifty Shades of Grey house! 😂

They told everybody to stop donating copies of Fifty Shades of Grey!

PhoenixJasmine Fri 19-May-17 20:31:06

Where on earth are you that you can't move for them? Never seen them before.

DianneDionne Fri 19-May-17 20:32:04

I die a little inside every time I see one of these monstrosities.

Poor books.

MyGastIsFlabbered Fri 19-May-17 20:32:23

I'm in Sussex. Are they not a worldwide thing then? Phew. They just make me sad, those poor, poor books.

dinosaursandtea Fri 19-May-17 20:39:48

I'm a writer - if someone did that with my books, I'd be delighted and put it on display!

TheChippendenSpook Fri 19-May-17 20:41:24

They creep me out for some reason. As do those pin art things. I have no idea why about the pin art. They never used to bother me.

Asmoto Fri 19-May-17 20:43:26

No, it doesn't seem right to spoil a book like that.

Nydj Fri 19-May-17 20:43:40

Oh goodness the MN book snobbery again - are all books really amazing and need to be kept to be read forever and ever or is it possible that some books are unlikely to ever be read again and that if someone can get joy from them in other ways they should go right ahead without judgment and people looking down on them?

MyGastIsFlabbered Fri 19-May-17 20:48:39

I'm not aware that anyone on here has been particularly snobby about it, nobody's said it's 'chavvy' or rubbish, but I love books, to me it's almost akin to ripping pages out. But I don't think I'm better or intellectually superior to anyone who makes or enjoys them.

DFSspringsale Fri 19-May-17 20:55:28

I agree.

user76895432 Fri 19-May-17 20:59:26

I don't know. I love books but I'm not particularly sentimental about them. This is just a way to recycle, surely? I used to volunteer in a charity shop and was shocked to find out that they pulped a huge amount of books as they weren't able to shift them. This is preferable.

I wouldn't put one of these on display but I don't think there's anything intrinsically wrong with reusing a book in this fashion. To use the word 'desecrating' is a bit OTT. I highly doubt these are rare or valuable books.

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