Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Why does the cover have a chair in the air? and other serious questions

The Almost Moon
Alice Sebold

Another review is up over at Pajiba; you may click here to read it. As always, I'll include my usual touches below.

But honestly, I'm still kinda intrigued by the cover art for this one. A chair in the air. Why why why why why. I'm stumped. THINK, dammit. Symbolism is your forte, right?

Okay, let's see....the characters encountered chairs in the novel; surely they even sat on them once or twice. The chairs in question may even have looked like the one on the cover. But were they important enough to merit such a prime location? Hmmm. Maybe I missed something.

Perhaps the chair represents a stable home, one which is upended by the actions of

Nah. Hell with this.

Sometimes a chair in the air is just a chair in the air.

In a nutshell: Not earth-shaking, but engaging. Plus, you'll end feeling relieved that your life isn't as messed up as Helen's.

Bibliolatry Scale: 3.5 out of 6 stars

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