Book Surgery

This, by the Book Surgeon, is a rather unique form of editing a book – more clinical than most authors could cope with, perhaps. Part of me wonders how someone could possibly destroy a book in such a way, but the end result is rather beautiful.

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. That is too cool. I too flinched a bit at the mutilation of books though.

    It almost seems a reinterpretation of the texts.

  2. I think it’s amazing that he doesn’t add or glue things in – what you see is purely the result of cutting out. Pure artistry.

  3. Try doing that on an iPad! Manuscripts don’t burn!