Monday, June 7, 2010
What's on the cover?
Another week, and now two more covers that are currently holding my attention. I bought We Need to Talk About by Lionel Shriver almost a year ago at Borders. I decided it's time that I learn about this Kevin. Besides there was a thin layer of dusting forming on the poor book! After I finishing writing this post I'm going to finally start reading it. The little bit I know about the book is that a married couple work to overcome the aftermath of the crimes of their son Kevin. On the cover I see the downtrodden face of a woman. Her eyes are closed to the world. Closed perhaps to shut out the stares from people who know about her son. Or perhaps because she's just at the end of her rope. I will soon find out!
The cover of Rolling with the Punches by Jamie Kerrick is pretty basic in color. Dancing men in different poses. The book is about a young gay man named Joey Douglas coming of age. For me the poses on the cover represent different stages in his life. The poses show that no one's path in life is the same. I'm about 40 pages from the end, so a review is coming soon. Happy reading everyone!!