Thursday, 23 February 2012
One Cover, One Book
I just finished reading the Neverending Story. I'm not sure why it took me so long to read this classic. Maybe it was because of the only poor image of a giant moving teddy (slightly scary by the way) that arose in my mind each time I heard the title (never seen the movie though).
Hopefully, my saviour Amazon provided a cheap copy that I bought partly for its cover and partly out of curiosity. And then I just loved the book. It is just so amazingly filled with beautiful and clever ideas, stunning imagination, that I had to drop a word about it here, in case you reader had not yet got through this little gem. I believe the story is a foundation stone of fantasy literature and films, one single concept from this book being enough to create something worth reading/watching. And it is beautifully written.
I will cut off my praises here (just go, read it !). The other reason for this post being the book cover. I found myself staring at it several times while reading the book. The illustration is by Dan Craig. Never had such magical visions in mind while reading a book, it makes me want to draw. Big challenge though.
So that's it, enjoy your day ! (and grab that book).