I think I prefer the Set This House in Order cover but they're all awesome.
I want to see these on a nicely-textured small-sized paperback...
Paul Constant is the new reason to come to Slog, to read the Stranger, praise the Stranger, etc. I just wanted to say that.
On of the somewhat recent favorite covers lately is the paperback edition of Eggers' How We Are Hungry.
As a bonus, the book's at least ONE THIRD good, which is a decent finish for a collection of short stories, IMO.
Seriously, Mr. Poe. I have a nonsexual gay crush on him.
We should stalk him.
Is stalking complimentary or creepy? I forget.
@4 & @5, me too. Well except my crush is a hetero girl crush. Men who not only read, but also discuss intelligently what they read get me hot. And now that he's doing the lunch/book reviews posts, well let's just say that my "favorite stalker songs" playlist is dedicated to him.
There was a complete McSweeney's issue (4?) dedicated to this topic where each author designed the cover to their own booklet-like piece. I remember it being really good.
Apparently Nabokov had a HUGE problem with the art on his books so he eventually started contacting the designers and asking them to submit proofs to him. Milton Glaser was one of those designers.
Damn. That was supposed to say "I also heart Paul Constant."
By the by, the book in questions is FUCKING GREAT.
That book was pretty fucking good and I recommend it to everyone. I like Ruff's style: he's like a more toned down, down to Earth version of Neal Stephenson. Haven't read his latest, though.
nice! weird coincidence, I was just planning posting Bad Monkeys on the Covers blog next week
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