Thursday, June 5, 2008

Rodrigo Corral: Devil May Care

Top is Rodrigo's US version, bottom is the UK hardcover - designer unknown. If you look carefully at the flower stem in the UK version, you'll see a surprise! Bond actually wraps around the spine in the US version - a really fun touch, since he's only suggested on the cover. There's also a nice perspective grid pattern on the US version - I think it's glossy on a matte effect. The story involves an evil genius who develops some opiate-derivative drugs - I suppose that's what the flower represents. And here's another Bond-related cutie:

Monday, June 2, 2008

Penguin Boys' Own Books

A couple of gems from penguin's series of classic adventure paperbacks.

Keenan: Personal Days

Trade Paperback: my favorite part is the little bump on the "a novel" key - the same little bump that is on your "j" key.

"In an unnamed New York-based company, the employees are getting restless as everything around them unravels...On a Sunday, one of them is called at home. And the Firings begin.
Rich with Orwellian doublespeak, filled with sabotage and romance, this astonishing literary debut is at once a comic delight and a narrative tour de force. It’s a novel for anyone who has ever worked in an office and wondered: “Where does the time go? Where does the life go? And whose banana is in the fridge?”