Monday: Covers from the Hall Collection

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Despite the cover, this one got a scathing review back in 1926. Sometimes a bad review or even a bad book is more entertaining than well-honed luminescent prose praising Calendula Writington’s latest roman à clef.

It’s been a rough week. First we had to delete a comment. We of the Mercantile Library abhor censorship. What crime had the commenter committed? He fearlessly stood up to that most rank pollution, spam. He reacted, that is all, as no officer and/or gentleman such as he could otherwise do.

Then I went and mouthed off to my friend Ryan about a book he had recently recommended, the title of which I cannot, in this family friendly forum, write. It’s by Arthur Nersesian and also has a stylish cover. Actually, the book in question, which we will call The Bleep-up, ruthlessly parodies the NYC literary scene. What did Ryan get for his efforts? A bad review. You guys deserve better, you really do. Anyway, my point is that bad reviews can be fun! Jocular, not jugular. Unawares, Penfold, not underwear.

E. Scripsi

You can find more Covers from the Hall Collection here.

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