the hilliker curse: my pursuit of women, james ellroy: knopf/random house.
[designed by ben wiseman]
_ellroy is coming to 2011’ paraty international literary festival, in rio de janeiro.
The book is brief, but it covers a world of pain. In dense, explicit and yet jazzily lyrical prose, Mr. Ellroy recounts his masochistic voyeurism; his periods of breaking into women’s homes to fondle and smell and steal their possessions; his drug and alcohol addiction; his tormented dalliances with prostitutes, fans and fantasy girls; a loving but often sexless marriage; and a shattering nervous breakdown at the height of his career. | Andrew Klavan @ The Wall Street Journal
the pleasures and sorrows of work, alain de botton: vintage/knopf/random house.
[designed by keenan]
_i strongly recommend botton’s talk on TED, entitled “a kinder, gentler philosophy of success”.
twelve fingers: biography of an anarchist [o homem que matou getúlio vargas], jô soares: pantheon/random house.
[designed by evan gaffney]
you are not a gadget, jaron lanier, knopf/random house.
_ceci n’est pas une
the abomination, paul golding: knopf/random house.
[designed by chip kidd]
He [Chip Kidd] is likely to hold on to and image for years, until the day when the right manuscript comes along and the odd picture suddenly takes on a new meaning of its own. One example of this is the cover of Abomination by Paul Golding (2000), a novel about the emotional alienation of a gay childhood. Kidd was in the middle of reading the manuscript – something he does slowly over a period of a month – when he got a postcard in the mail with a black and white picture of a stuffled toy bunny standing on its head, by photographer Lars Klove. “It’s nothing I ever would have thought of using,” he remembers, “but it made perfect sense to me.” // Véronique Vienne @ Chip Kidd: Book One