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.
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 No. Do I think it is likely causing something of value not to be published?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!
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?