Vampire Knits: When Books Go Wrong--Horribly, Horribly Wrong

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Surrender to the allure of knits inspired by the immortals we all love to fear. If you adore Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries, this collection of 28 imaginative and beautiful projects is sure to captivate. 
 
   • Black capes are so 1897, instead get stylish with the dead sexy Sidhe Shrug.
   • Unleash your inner shapeshifter with the Werewolf Hat.
   • Keep warm while holding hands with your vampire by wearing these Bellisima Mittens.
   • Around humans? Use the Blood Bottle Cozies to disguise your beverage.
 
Whether you are wandering the Carpathian Mountains or the bayous of Louisiana, these smoldering projects—for knitters of all levels—will keep you well protected, no matter what you attract.

via randomhouse.com

Apparently, alpaca is the new black in the wilds of Transylvania (and NYC, I guess), but these Random House editors will have to pry my black cape out of my cold undead hands.

Now I'm a defender of books. A staunch, liberal, uncompromising advocate actually. But. This little DIY volume is pushing the limits. Will I defend its right to be published? Sure. Will I buy one? No. Do I think it is likely causing something of value not to be published? Probably. And that's what makes me sad. But, I have to look at it through the business lens: publishing this book make make some profit that enables RH to publish another, undiscovered and brilliant novelist. That's my hope anyway.

Oh, and although I normally shy away from "smoldering projects," I will admit that I'm intrigued by the "Blood Bottle Cozies." Do you think I could make one for my iced tea? I'm tired of being judged by the caffeine-o-phobes.

Thanks to @zenguin for sharing this!

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Comments

Paul Blanchard said…
I doubt that woman's even a vampire...
Todd X. said…
Blasphemy! She's an original V.
Dixie said…
Is this a Chronicle book? It seems like something Chronicle would publish.
Todd X. said…
Bite your tongue, Dixie!
Anonymous said…
I'm let down by your review. I'm not a fan of Twilight or even part of the vampire/werewolf fad. I am a fan of changing the old 'how's-your-prayer-shawl' knitting attitude and some of the items in the vampire knits book are adorable - now I can make a beanie with ears and fingerless gloves with paw pads! Not to mention the extremely campy names like the "Decent into Darkness Wrap" which is obviously the book poking fun at itself.

The thing that let me down in your review was you simply stated it had no value. As if you picked up the book, flipped through the pictures, then wrote something spicy on the interwebs. No thought involved but lots of chances to use the capital I in sentences! You also suggest that it may only be an enabler for "RH to publish another, undiscovered and brilliant novelist". You realize a knitting book is not a novel, yes?

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