Friday, December 26, 2008

David High: Less Than Zero

Trade paperback - saw this Christ Mas Eve in the Union Square Barnes & Schnoble's (which was absolutely MOBBED by the way - I guess people are STILL buying books!). The title, which is practically white-on-white toward the middle, is the only part of the cover that is embossed - and everything is matte. Makes me want to read the book. The city is a smoggy LA, where the story takes place in the 80s. I wonder if the white-on-white embossed title alludes to the mountains of cocaine the characters snort.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Aesthetic Apparatus: The Crying of Lot 49

Kewl kover from AA. This is the story of a woman who acquires her dead boyfriend's estate, which includes a stamp collection, and later discovers a renegade postal service. I love that font for the number 49. I wonder what it references.