Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Helen Yentus: The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To

This just came out yesterday from Vintage! Truly a phenomenal sight to behold. The spine and back ad appear to be set in Miller, but Yentus has doodled around the title and various words in the blurbs to great comic effect. The drawings on the cover are by the author, DC Pierson, and it looks like Yentus has figured out a cool way to show them using a paper sculpture. The book tells the story of a high school geek whose life becomes a sci-fi adventure after he reveals a secret about one of his friends - that he cannot sleep and never had to. Kirkus says: “Funny as hell. . . . The ribald humor of a Judd Apatow movie married to a science-fiction-fantasy spectacle.”