Monday, 2 May 2011

The Car's Beating Heart

Having interviewed Melville House's ace art director, Christopher King, not long ago, I thought I'd have a look at what other books Melville had scheduled for the rest of the year. Among those I already knew about (and want!) was something new, a novel by Christopher Boucher about a man doing his best to raise his hyperactive son--a son who happens to be a 1960s Volkswagen Beetle. And what a cover it has! Click for a much bigger version.

Even though I can barely move these days for books I've bought and have yet to read, not to mention those I have read, it's the promise offered by covers like this that keep the torrent of new books coming through the front door.

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