I judged a book by its cover.
The cover is fantastic—I mean look at it.
It was screaming for me to pick it up and then, well that’s a coincidence, the author’s name is Ned Beauman. Could it be? Why yes. This is the son of Nicola Beauman, founder of Persephone Books Ltd.—and we all know how I feel about Persephone Books.
Ned, I congratulate you on the stunning representation of L.A.
"The whole city felt like an apartment for sale, which the estate agent had sprayed with perfume just prior to a viewing."
and the many other, equally unique sentences that I wanted to copy down and pin to my wall. However, I could have done without reading the whole of the book.
Can someone please just put together a book of collected witticisms by Ned Beauman and call it good?
Want a list of more book covers that are better than the books? Try this.