Saturday, May 2, 2009

So B. It

Last night I read So B. It by Sarah Weeks. It was marvelous. The language is rich and the pacing perfect. It is a very tightly written novel with a compelling, suspenseful story arc. It is also profoundly beautiful and provides a truly emotional experience for the reader. 

Yay. 5 Scoops. 

Too bad the cover is stupid; the subject is not representative of the content of the novel, nor do I feel it captures the right tone.  If I was in charge of the world I would have had either a red notebook with a pencil or a photograph of two cards from a Memory game with drawings of yellow ducks. Read the book and tell me what you would have put on the cover...

5 comments:

  1. hahahahaahahahahaha.

    to send this blog to Sarah or not to. :) what shall I do.

    Mia

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  2. Did you guys have a conversation about the cover or something? Don't tell me she loves it.

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  3. No. we never had a convo about the cover art. But I can ask her what she thought of it. if you want. ;)

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  4. Yes, this cover is terrible and it would never make me think that the contents are worthy of 5 scoops.

    Have you seen this? http://bookcoverarchive.com/

    Is it possible to have in your contract that you can approve cover design? That's my #1 wish.

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  5. Wow. Thanks for the link Nicole!!!

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