Has reading become too boring for you? Do you wish your books were as ephemeral as your Snapchat stories? Then perhaps you should get a special edition copy of Private Vegas, a suspense novel by James Patterson, which will self-destruct a while after you begin reading.
The first thousand buyers will be able to download a free digital copy of the book, which is set to disappear after 24 hours. Readers will see a countdown atop their screen, and they can “steal” time from others.
More interesting is the singular self-destructing physical copy, which will dispose of itself in a blaze of literary glory, if the ad below is to be believed.
That special edition will set you back $294,038. But hey, at least they throw in a private trip and a five-course meal with the author as freebies.