Is it okay to cut books in half? | The Tylt
Although it might seem strange to some, writer Alex Christofi claims it is totally normal to cut extra-thick books in half in order to make them more portable. Some on Twitter believe strongly that this is nothing short of book murder, while others are pondering Christofi's possible genius. What do you think—is it okay to cut books in half?
Is it okay to cut books in half?
When writer Alex Christofi posted this image on Twitter, and he knew he was about to start something.
Most are absolutely appalled by such drastic measures inflicted upon literature, simply for the purpose of making your own life easier. If you can't take the weight of Infinite Jest, get out of the library!
Others think Christofi is on to something. Well-loved books go through a lot of abuse, and cutting them in two is just one more example of how far a reader is willing to go in order to carry a book with them everywhere.
We all know the stories found in books are precious. And books, as well as readers, are those stories' physical keepers. Cover to cover, those pages should be cherished and treated with respect.
Honestly who cares how a book comes out of its time in the reader's hands? It's not there to look pretty.