Great books chosen on first impressions
One by David Karp
I found this in a basket in a climbers coffee shop. 50p for paperbacks, all proceeds go to a school perched on mountain side in Nepal. I gave them a pound but now feel I should have given a lot more for this great find!
A lovely, classic 1960's Penguin cover with a title which I sure was only chosen to complement the design!
Beneath this elegant example of graphic design history lies a dark and disturbing examination of human individuality versus the state. It's Clockwork Orange for grown ups. There's less 'bitva' and no 'moloko' but Mr Karp gives us an equally nightmarish vision of society.
It was first published by Vanguard Press in 1953 in an equally striking cover. Another one to keep an eye out for!