Working in a bookshop for 3 years, I've come to appreciate more & more the rarity of books with good covers. It's shameful how many books choose covers to blend in with their genre archetypes: history books are all about the words or sepia, popular science covers are always brightly coloured & fiction more or less consists of books with open ended photos on the cover, usually of a girl with no face for some reason... So when this row of bright titles on black spines appeared around D in the fiction section, it caught my attention.
After 3 weeks of forgetting to write down the author, & thinking the title was The Body Painter, I finally looked it up this weekend. Don DeLillo is a really well known author, more fool me, with books like White Noise & Underworld being future classics (thanks wikipedia) these new editions have possibly got me hooked in a way not seen since Douglas Coupland. I'm starting with The Body Artist just because it's the one that first caught my attention, but has anyone else read any of his books? I'd love to know what you think! Plus they're on 3 for 2 at Blackwells.