These are some of the books new to our front tables just this week. At least one of them is perfect for you. No no, don’t bother denying it. Did you see the one with the bird heads? That other one has a planet or something on there. You’d probably love it.
The cover illustration for Stephen King’s new Dark Tower novel The Wind Through the Keyhole. I like to think that in the design meeting it came down to this and a shadowed woman’s profile or something. Fortunately Scribner uses the What Would William Blake Do? rubric for their book jackets.
“But what was more appalling than the fury of a wild beast, accomplishing in all innocence of heart a natural function, was the fixity of savage purpose man alone is capable of displaying. […] it was clear enough that by this time he meant to kill—nothing less. He meant it with an intensity of will utterly beyond the inferior faculties of a tiger.”
— Joseph Conrad, The Duel, from the lovely Melville House edition.
This is meant only for Sam, so that he might add it to his collection of quotes comparing men and beasts. This is exactly what blogs are for, I’m sure.
Gonna post this to my other tumblr, quotesaboutmenandbeasts.tumblr.com