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Thursday, March 30, 2006

A reason to read the classics

Don't kill me, Doppleganger and Mike, but I have not yet found an entirely compelling reason to pick up classics such as Cold Comfort Farm and Lady Chatterly's Lover.

With Penguin's new Graphic Classics, I might have finally found one.

I love Charles Burns's The Jungle. I've got to get around to reading Black Hole...

(via FLOG)

****Edited to add: the graphic part is just the covers. the inside is the same old boring type.

3 comments:

Mike said...

I was kind of hoping that the whole novel would be illustrated. Roz Chast is pretty brilliant; I may find myself picking up that copy of Cold Comfort Farm.

Lady Chatterly's Lover though? Ick.

Carrie said...

I really love Seth, but his Dorothy Parker cover is uninspired. Boo.

Entirely illustrated classics by these artists would be so awesome I might even pay full price.

Doppelganger said...

Oh oh oh... just get a copy of Cold Comfort Farm and have it on standby until you need a quick, funny, utterly charming pick-me-up. It's okay to forget you even own the book for months, or even years. But trust me: some day you'll be happy you did.

The Dorothy Parker cover doesn't whelm me. Though it does remind me that my old collection of her work is falling apart and needs to be replaced.