Sunday, February 1, 2015
#32 / Covers
A good friend recently recommended what I have since learned is one of the longest novels ever published in a single volume in the English language. The novel is titled A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth, and it's 1,488 pages in the softcover edition.
As I went online to search for information about the book, I ran across an interesting website that produced the picture above (as well as the picture below, which pertains directly to A Suitable Boy).
The Guardian has an online feature called "Witness," and it appears that "Witness" is encouraging artists to produce and send in original artwork for "incongruous book covers."
I am not convinced that the artist who produced the cover shown above has fully captured what The Holy Bible is all about, but seeing that cover on a bookstore shelf might increase sales to demographics that could possibly benefit from reading the book.
On the other hand, the cover that someone has submitted for A Suitable Boy, below, is a bit discouraging. I am relying on my friend's recommendation as I tackle that book! Considering its length, I'll let you know how I liked it next year!