A year of preparation, planning and cutting went into making Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer. The book was rejected by several publishers because of the crazy amount of work it takes. Each page has a different dye-cut than its neighbours. Tree of Codes makes a new story by cutting into the author's favourite work, The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz.
I think it really presents interesting challenges about the idea of what a book should be, appropriation in art and the place of story-telling in installation.