Thursday, July 23, 2009


The trouble with covers.

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  1. I remember that when Banana Yoshimoto's novels started showing up here in the States, the American publisher brought them out in a string of paperbacks featuring a pretty young Japanese model on the covers. I had a friend who asked me if I'd read any of her stuff and then confided to me that he'd been scarfing them up and had a heavy crush on her--not because of her writing, but because of the combination of her writing and how "she" looked on the covers. When I broke it to him that it wasn't actually the author in those photos, he lost all interest in her and her books.