There are very few books that we would willingly give away to be pulped or recycled, but a new Instagram account @ice_cream_books has been defacing the covers of book by placing ice creams on them. And no, Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend isn’t in this list, but you get the drift. Why would anyone ruin debut novels, powerful memoirs and books of poetry by placing ice creams on them? For our own sanity, we hope that the images have been, in fact, altered in post production and not ruined book covers as they seem from the Instagram account. If the idea was to get people to read, we’d say that this was a truly disastrous experiment. Here’s a look at some of the images from @ice_cream_books
There goes a classic we love
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#LinManuelMiranda praises @gwatsky's debut essay collection #HowToRuinEverything as "Funny, subversive, with such brutally honest sentences that you will find yourself nodding your head in recognition and wonder." Perfect with a #nestle's Vanilla Sandwich. Cover by @bdenzer.
The title of the book is rather apt and could have easily been this Insta account’s handle.
And that’s what you get for an award winning cover.
Right, this makes for a great read, then.