|Since the photo is necessary to illustrate the point, I'm hoping that Jonathan Phillips/Curbed Atlanta will allow its use (if not, let me know, guys, and it will be removed)|
I have to agree with the folks over at curbed.com that seeing innocent books abused the way these poor things are being abused (come on...nailed to a wall, for pete's sake) makes me cringe and want to raise my voice in scorn and protest toward the idiots involved. But then again, that's me, and maybe I'm overreacting as I so often am accused of doing. What do you think? Trendy and acceptable or abusive and classless? Or maybe something in between?
Think about it for a minute. Are these just a bunch of books randomly chosen or do they supposedly reflect the taste and lifestyle of the person who destroyed them. Are they a bunch of romance novels, for instance, or do they include some literary work that should be treasured and read rather than being made into ornaments? Would you lose respect for the butchers involved or would you take a close enough look to tell you they probably weren't bright enough to actually read these books anyway? What would you say to them?