$75,000 Book Contains Subject's Blood
Kraken Opus has put out some pretty lavish books but the most recent is a bit macabre. The coffee table book dedicated to Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar contains something special, a pint of his blood was mixed with paper pulp to create the signature page for the book dedicated to his career. The special page appears in 10 limited-edition copies, which cost $75,000 each and according to the WSJ, have already sold out. The Tendulkar Opus website explains that the purpose of this is that Sachin's DNA profile is actually meant to help trace his genealogy. This is the second time a Kraken Opus book has been dedicated to a single person, the first was soccer legend Diego Maradona. The Tendulkar Opus is close to 800 pages and took almost three years to complete. The book will be released next February .