By Evan Ackerman
Nope, this has nothing to do with the totally bizarre Japanese movie with Ewan McGregor in it. The Pillow Book is nothing more and nothing less than a book with a pillow inside it. It’s certainly a novel idea (score one!), but let’s face it (er, score two!): in the places you’re most likely to use one of these (i.e. class), most of the time no matter what you have to rest your head on, it’s comfortable enough for dozing off. Heck, even if you find yourself in a geology lab, you can probably manage to find a nice soft hunk of talc.
The Pillow Book costs around $102 from a store in Japan (that ships overseas), putting it about on par with most actual textbooks, although you may actually get your money’s worth out of this one.