“Yesterday my colleague called me a ‘book murderer’ because I cut long books in half to make them more portable. Does anyone else do this? Is it just me?” Christofi captioned the picture.
“Is it just me, he says, posting a murder on the timeline,” someone responded.
“This is terrorism,” said another reply.
A lot of anti-book cutters also asked why Christofi never considered just buying a Kindle if the weight of his books was too much of a burden for him.
The Strand Book Store, SparkNotes and Penguin House accounts all chimed in on the debate too:
The two books in Christofi’s tweet are “Infinite Jest” by David Foster Wallace (1,079 pages) and “Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time” by Joseph Frank (2,500 pages).
Christofi told Metro.co.uk that this was the only way he could get himself to read.
“I used to find that I almost never read long books,” he said. “I would buy them and they would sit on my shelf and I wouldn’t take them outside.”
As of this reporting, Christofi has updated his Twitter bio to appropriately include “Book murderer.”
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