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Books brought to life with wire

They say you can never judge a book by its cover. Well, ‘they’ have obviously never encountered US artist Terry Border, the genius behind a wonderful new collection of works which play on the engaging covers of classic novels.

Raiding the shelves of his local used bookstore to uncover some well-weathered classics, Border then brought the books to life in more ways than one, handcrafting some circuitous wiring as limbs and adding props to wittily sum up the novels in question.

If the pieces below don’t put you off Kindles for life, you, sir, have no soul.

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Taming Of The Shrew, William Shakespeare

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Goldfinger, Ian Fleming

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Dracula, Bram Stoker

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On Dreams, Sigmund Freud

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1984, George Orwell

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Fantastic Four, Stan Lee

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The Odyssey, Homer

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Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift

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Rosemary's Baby, Ira Levin

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The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett

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A Room with a View, E. M. Forster

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Flash Gordon, David Hagberg