Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Great Books that look and sound terrible


The Dwarf by Par Lagerkvist (translated by Alexandra Dick) is one of my favorite books, even though it has the ugliest cover art I've ever seen and even though some people claim it is an historical novel. I cannot stand historical novels or books which stand for anything. You do not need to know anything about history, dwarves or symbolism to enjoy this book.

* The cover art is so ugly that it cannot be represented here. This is a Velazquez painting of a dwarf.

* The Dwarf is narrated by an homicidal dwarf named Piccoline.

6 comments:

Tyra said...

I like homicidal dwarves. This sounds interesting.

Kathryn said...

that sounds way good. should we read it for venom literati? keep the dream alive!

Tyra said...

Oh yeah! We read things together! Let's read it!

Megan said...

isn't that kathy's crush on the cover? the station agent?

Kathryn said...

peter dinklage! he is so wonderful and sad. let's watch that movie together and cry.

potato said...

I just realized I should've said "an historical", not "a historical" I am so ashamed. But not ashamed enough to fix it. Yeah, read the book. Find me a book to read too! Please!