Title: Lady Wu
Author: Lin Yutang
Cover artist: (Tom?) Miller
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Best things about this cover:
- Peach, it turns out, is not my favorite of book colors.
- I love the painting, actually. I like the variation on the common "keyhole" cover. Very much implicates the reader as a voyeur. She's even looking at you semi-accusatorily / seductively. Scene itself is a bit staid, but it's still cool. Just wish it were *bigger* (stupid '60s book designers and their insistence on TEXT over cover art)
- A Buddha statue is not enough for Lady Wu. She must also have live-action Buddha (who smokes?). Also, a male companion dressed like '80s Prince.
Best things about this back cover:
- Ugh. Text.
- Still, ugh. Text.
Unfortunately, the leaders of the rebellion were all scholars.
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