A place for everything that doesn't fit anywhere else
Hello, I've just read and enjoyed very much Any Human Face (my review will be submitted to Euro Crime soon) - but I do not get the scooter on the cover as there are no scooters in the book. Am I being really stupid and unliterary? It would be good to know as I was thinking of mentioning this in my review (inappropriate cover) but if I am being dense I will leave it out!best wishesMaxine.
You're absolutely right, Maxine, there isn't a single scooter in the novel, let alone a beautiful pale blue Vespa. I'm afraid my comment about 'literary reference' is a bit misleading, but I was referring to the cover and not the actual words inside! I must admit, though, that I love the picture on the cover and think it captures the mood of the book perfectly, despite the scooter-free text... It's surprisingly hard to find an image that catches the eye and represents some element of the novel - I think we have to give publishers a little leeway!I'm so glad you like the novel, and I look forward to seeing what you have to say about it
Thanks, Charles. I agree it is a very nice scooter and cover ;-) . I am glad my memory (never the best) isn't quite as bad as all that. I think you are a very talented writer, the book is excellent. (And I read a great deal of intelligent crime fiction, ie no serial killer/slasher/tortury stuff such as you see in the "bestseller" lists).BTW, I think we share a mutual friend in Clare Dudman? Small world, the internet.
Yes, Clare and I missed meeting each other when we both invited to a book-lovers' holiday in Spain last year (www.7daywonder.com - check them out!), and then again while I was in the UK, but we've exchanged emails and I'm a great admirer of her work. In fact, I'm waiting for a copy of Wegener's Jigsaw to land on my welcome mat any day now...Thank you for the kind words... I'm now looking forward even more to seeing your review!
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