Sunday, May 31, 2009

The latest alternative to printed books is announced in Japan

No, we're not talking about a new technology or a new book reading device. This time we're talking about a story printed on toilet paper.

Each roll carries several copies of a new nine-chapter novella written by Koji Suzuki, the Japanese author of the horror story "Ring". "Drop," set in a public restroom, takes up about three feet (90 centimeters) of a roll and can be read in just a few minutes, according to the manufacturer.

I wonder if "Drop" will be available on or other online stores. In any event, I hope this toilet paper, promoted as "a horror experience" is made of recycled paper, so it won't become an environmental horror story..

Raz @ Eco-Libris