Thursday, September 4, 2008

Gregg Kulick: The Sacred Book of the Werewolf

A Russian novel (so I'm sure there are allegories aplenty) about a 2,000 year-old werefox who transforms into a beautiful nymphette and falls in love with a werewolf intelligence officer. In many ways this reminds me of the Curious Incident cover, but still, the silhouette is magnificently done - she looks very manga. The book, apparently, is full of sex, hence the dainty, russian-y stars. The back cover text is set in the same two-column grid as the front. AND, the turns - the small slivers that exists between the cover and the inside flaps, are spectrums. Super thin spectrum lines are also on the spine, separating the text.


The Book Designer said...

What a weird weird book.

I guess it is hard to say no to a red and black cover featuring a fox woman cut out. Otherwise, though, this cover is very subtle and doesn't paint much of a picture of the books subject and emotion. I would like to see something more evocative and energetic with the type—somehow playing with the illustration. The stars just come off oddly. I dunno. It's a nice cover.

w.i.n said...

The book is a truly great piece of fiction, full of life (all kinds of aspects of life, sure), realism and surrealism, myths, philosophy and mystery.

This cover here is good as well, though I think the type could've been a bit more daring and... artistic?

As for the stars - I'm not sure they're placed properly. Or is it just me who thinks that they're a bit off the actual naughty bits (to use a Pythonesque term)? :)