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Hand Written Novel

Book printed using graphite based ink
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Hand Written Novel is published in such a way as to look and behave as if it was all hand written using a pencil. This is because it is printed using a graphite based ink, enabling you to rub out and change any bits you don't like.

Pass it on to a friend, get them to do the same, and eventually every single volume will end up being unique.

xenzag, Jan 10 2008

Samizdat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samizdat
The idea was, however, not to change the content. [8th of 7, Jan 10 2008]

Virginia Batson: erasing war (2001) http://www.virginia....com/SI10a_more.htm
What this reminded me of. [jutta, Jan 11 2008]


       Nice. The cheap way of doing this would be to start with existing novels which are old enough to be out of copyright. So, after a bit of rubbing out and rewriting you'd end up with a copy of "Treasure Island", for example, which makes more explicit the Robinson Crusoe/Man Friday homoerotic undertones.
hippo, Jan 10 2008

       Shakespeare's "CSI:Padua"
wagster, Jan 10 2008

       //you'd end up with a copy of "Treasure Island", for example, which makes more explicit //   

       ... his desire to be a pirate, and plunder on the Spanish main.
Jinbish, Jan 10 2008

:I have not read Wuthering Heights nor did I come up with this dubious gem:

       Heathcliffe was on the Moors last night with a strange wild look of joy...the Moors is on Heathcliffe tonight, it's his turn to be the boy.   

       One could do a .txt version of this quite easily using the Gutenberg project files.
RayfordSteele, Jan 10 2008

       "Look on in wonder, as the book is passed from HalfBaker to HalfBaker as they busy themselves with eraser and pencil, slowly (or not so slowly, rather depending on whether [UB] insistes on trying to do joined up writing again) transforming from a Richmal Crompton "Just William" story into "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas......"   

       We will add our contribution in green crayon as they don't let us have sharp objects in here.
8th of 7, Jan 10 2008

       Lovely. Different hands for epistolary "multi-author" novels like Private Memoir and Confessions of a Justified Sinner/We Need To Talk About Kevin?
calum, Jan 10 2008

       //enabling you to rub out and change any bits you don't like//
Much better to get the book in a Word file and do a global find and replace. Then print it at Lulu.
ldischler, Jan 10 2008

       No - this has to be done by hand. Don't know why, but it doesn't seem to work otherwise.
wagster, Jan 10 2008


       See also Job 31:35 in the KJV (Yes, we quote it for our own purpose)   

       Each book will be an individual .... shades of Farenheit 451 ..... dark, sooty shades ... the wonderful aroma of charred wood and paper ... the hypnotic flicker of the delicate flames as they dance like fairy wings on the tips of the curling pages ..... the little culicues of smoke ..... Nurse ! Nurse ! It's Starting Again ! Quickly, the screens ! Nurse !
8th of 7, Jan 10 2008

       Reminds me of when my friend asked me to edit her story. She insisted that I could change anything, as long as it didn't interfere with her words.   

       I am still amazed at how I added 7 action-packed battle scenes and 2 new characters to it without directly changing the original words of a homosexual romance story.   

       Because this idea would make all sappy romances susceptible to my editing, I give it a heavily-rewritten bun.
Shadow Phoenix, Jan 10 2008

       Thankyou kind sir, as soon as we have slashed our way free we will come round to say thankyou in person. Do you like fava beans and Chianti ?
8th of 7, Jan 11 2008

       //enabling you to rub out and change any bits you don't like// So, basically, notquitesamizdat?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 12 2008


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