Title: Bodies and Souls
Editors: Dann Herr & Joel Wells
Cover artist: Teason
Yours for: SOLD 9/18/10
Best things about this cover:
- Finally, a paperback that deals seriously with the lingering problem of the Manichean Heresy.
- "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him, [Willard / Ben / Templeton / other rat name you can think of]"
- Hmmm ... uh ... I guess this cover's got a rat. And a skull. And a candle. Those elements hold a certain visual interest.
- If you like brown, this is the book for you.
- This book is another good example of why paperback design starts sucking some time around 1960. Art becomes more like stock footage. Text starts dominating the cover in un-thought out and ugly ways. Quit shilling for the "Doubleday Crime Club" and give me the beautiful cover art I deserve! 50 cents for a paperback?! What am I, a Rockefeller?
Best things about this back cover:
- When I want an authoritative literary opinion, I always turn to [squints to read fine print] the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer!
- This reviewer is sadly and humorously unaware that "catholic" in fact means "universal." I know the reviewer meant "Catholic" in religious terms ... but precision of word choice matters, even if you do only work for the Columbus Daily Muffin.
from "The Finger of Stone" by G.K. Chesterton
"Have you heard the news I say," rapped out the doctor. "Boyg is dead."
Gale stopped in a sentence about Gothic architecture, and said seriously, with a sort of hazy reverence:
"Requiescat in pace. Who was Boyg?"