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 Post subject: Book Design Fetishism
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:39 pm 
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For my money this is the best presentation of Vian's novel (also translated as Foam on the Daze or Foam on the Haze... the basis for Michel Gondry's new film Mood Indigo). Too bad you can't find this edition cheaper than $90.
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Vintage is definitely my favorite publisher of paperback fiction. Their Nabokov series is sheer delight (and I probably agree that their Pale Fire is the best).


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I'm currently reading The Yiddish Policeman's Union, and the book design was definitely a strong selling point, except for the damn deckled edge.

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When will you guys grow up? You need to learn to stop worrying and love the deckle edge.


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You do realize that the thing people stopped worrying and learned to love was the atomic bomb, right?

Though it's not really a fair comparison; deckle edges are so much worse.


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pnoom wrote:
Vintage is definitely my favorite publisher of paperback fiction. Their Nabokov series is sheer delight (and I probably agree that their Pale Fire is the best).

I think that Picador makes the most consistently comfortable paperbacks, but Vintage is almost always good and has better authors/books on the whole.

I hate Harper Perennial "Classics" that have annoying "bonus content"...


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