Monday, July 13, 2009

Adam Simpson: Sunnyside


The amazing UK cover, illustrated by Adam Simpson. The novel "opens on a winter day in 1916 during which Charlie Chaplin is spotted in more than eight hundred places simultaneously, an extraordinary delusion that forever binds the overlapping fortunes of three men: Leland Wheeler, son of the world’s last (and worst) Wild West star, as he finds unexpected love on the battlefields of France; Hugo Black, drafted to fight under the towering General Edmund Ironside in America’s doomed expedition against the Bolsheviks; and Chaplin himself, as he faces a tightening vise of complications—studio moguls, questions about his patriotism, his unchecked heart, and, most menacing of all, his mother." - from the Knopf description

2 comments:

GH said...

Megan Wilson did the US hardcover:

http://www.amazon.com/Sunnyside-Glen-David-Gold/dp/0307270688

Ian Shimkoviak said...

the US cover, while beautiful and memorable, pales in terms of the illustration on this UK version. What a piece of work! So much detail and energy. Hope it's a good book.

Reading Crooked Little Vein right now and am not too pleased with the writing so far. Love the cover though. And therein lies the catch of great book cover design...