Sunday, January 18, 2009
Oh, Yes You Can!
Yes, you can judge a book by its cover.
In fact, you can judge a book on the title alone – which is what I did with this one.
“Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth.”
Lovely. Such a great literary hook.
And that beautiful image? Haunting.
And, no, I wasn’t feeling sad at the time I glanced at the cover. Nor did I (or do I) identify with the pensive, angelic face of the woman. (Would that I were so beautiful or angelic…)
I loved the story.
I’m also thrilled that author Edeet Ravel has written other books I will now read. I hit the mother lode when this one caught my eye!
Words – written or spoken in just the right way – will get me every time.
Alas, sometimes to my detriment.
Not this time.