I just received a very commanding email from DoppelSis ordering me to update my site. Because I'm a little bit afraid of her (as should you be, if you have any sense), here I am EVEN THOUGH MY HOUSE IS CRUMBLING AROUND ME AND I'M VERY, VERY BUSY. (Sorry. That guilt trip was directed at DS, not at you.)
Rusty sent me this link to a rather nifty photoset on Flickr. Somebody's taken the time to collect some very, very cool cover art from old Penguin novels. Devotee that I am to Penguin's classic orange covers, I have to admit that these are pretty awesome -- quirky, evocative, and sometimes downright weird.
When I compare these covers to the cover art for some contemporary novels that I reviewed a while back, I have to wonder why book design has gotten so boring. Can anyone fill me in?