Friday, November 12, 2010

The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide

Published: November 1st 2010
Publisher: Harper Perennial
224 pages
The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide is a guide to the emerging subculture of literary tattoos—a collection of more than 150 full-color photographs of human epidermis indelibly adorned with quotations and illustrations from Dickinson to Pynchon, from Shakespeare to Plath. With beloved lines of verse, literary portraits, and illustrations—and statements from the bearers on their tattoos' history and the personal significance of the chosen literary work—The Word Made Flesh is part collection of photographs and part literary anthology written on skin.
[I originally received this book to review, but instead I passed it along to Donna to read and review]

Donna's Thoughts:

I loved it! I just wish I would have known about it sooner so I could have put mine in there!!! I loved all the different tats and the great ideas. Some of them very original and then some are just what they are!. My faves were the most simple ones with just one word. I did love how one guy had a whole essay written on his back. That's dedication!!! I will definitely keep this one on my shelves forever! 

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