Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Book of the Moment
The End of the Alphabet by C.S. Richardson is one of those small, perfect books that say so much more than the page space they use. Richardson takes the "one month to live" cliche and uses it to meditate on life and love and loss in a gentle and humorous way. It's sad without being mawkish, cute without being twee, and spare without being simple.
It's also gorgeous, from the cover to the interior to the font, which is perhaps not surprising, given that the first-time novelist has 20+ years of publishing experience as a book designer.