May 28, 2009
Japanese horror writer Koji Suzuki, best known as the author of The Ring, has teamed up with Hayashi Paper Corp to create a frightening and bizarre bathroom reading experience. Yes – it’s a horror story, but it’s printed on something that you wouldn’t expect.
Suzuki’s new novel, Drop, will be printed on a single roll of toilet paper. The story takes place in a public restroom, and is about an evil spirit that lives in a toilet bowl. Inspired by traditional Japanese stories that served to teach children not to misbehave in the bathroom, the novel appeals to the childhood fear of being snatched away by an evil water presence. Sounds scary, right?
The entire novel is approximately three feet long, and can be read in a few minutes, making it a very accessible story for all Japanese households. Not to mention, this new endeavor could revolutionize the way that we read…or at least read in the bathroom.