Japanese Novel Written on Toilet Paper

by Mark R

drop_toilet_paper-620x496With the many e-book readers that flood the market today, it isn’t hard to believe that we will be a paperless society in the next few decades. Pretty soon, the only paper we will be using regularly is toilet paper.

So I guess it is no surprise that Japanese novelist Koji Suzuki has chosen to print his novel on toilet paper. Actually, I’m not certain whether Mr. Suzuki made the choice, or if the publicity department at his publishing house was really itching for a new marketing idea.

I honestly don’t think that Koji Suzuki needs any fancy gimmick to sell his works. If you never heard of this author, then you might have heard of a 2002 horror movie called The Ring. Yes, he wrote the book that the Gore Verbinski movie is based on. By the way, that movie was a remake of a Japanese movie Ringu.

His latest work, Drop, another horror story, is in skull scroll format. You won’t need a special e-book reader from Amazon to read its unique format, because you probably have the device right next to your toilet seat.

Now is the time of Coolest Gadgets when we make jokes about the product. For example, here is a review of Drop: “This story is so bad, that it isn’t worth wiping my butt with it. And believe me, I did.” Or how about: “The last time I ate three burritos, I went through three chapters of Drop. Of course, I wasn’t reading it”.

Come on, it is a novel written on toilet paper! The jokes ought to write themselves. Give it a try if you don’t believe me, and leave it with us on the comments.

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6 reviews or comments

Tim Deuchrass Says: June 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Bet you the guy who made this was a arse wipe…id wipe my arse wit this anyday

Toilet paper roll plays horrifying sounds » Coolest Gadgets Says: September 15, 2009 at 1:24 pm

[…] of you might remember when I reported on that Japanese horror novel that was written on toilet paper. It would appear that some company has come up with the perfect audio track for reading that novel […]

nightshidt Says: October 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm

I love this. I love ridiculous inventions that are suprisingly good ideas. I write about them at Slapshed Studio

Toilet Paper is made for Origami » Coolest Gadgets Says: December 2, 2009 at 4:12 pm

[…] only thing you can do is just have as much fun with it. Like the novel that was written on toilet paper that we reported on a while ago. Now there is the Origami toilet […]

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