July 31st, 2008


A Bibliophilic Dilemma

I have a dilemma.

Whilst walking about the Comic-Con exhibition floor, I inadvertently wandered too close to someone handing out schwag. "Have a bag!" she said, and I took it, because bags are handy.

"And a book!" she said. And, well, it was a book. And it was free. So I took it.

This evening, I finished unpacking the suitcase, and I actually looked at the book.

It, uh. It really doesn't look good.

It's "A Dark-Hunter Novel". The inside back cover has a drawing of a shirtless man with leather clothing and very long hair blowing in the wind. I believe the main character is named "Valierius". The back cover copy contains the sentence "Idiosyncratic and off-beat, she is my personal bane -- and yet she beguiles me." Random page-flipping suggests that there are a lot of not-very-erotic sex scenes. And people being coolly arrogant.

It appears to be published badfic.

The question is: What do I do with this book?

I can't just chuck it in the trash, because it's a book, and destroying books is Just Wrong. Even bad books. But I don't want it. And I can't think of anyone I'd want to inflict it on.

What do I do? Help!