They say you can't judge a book by its cover but, alas, many people do. So I've decided to start working on mine. You don't want to leave these things until the last minute.
Of course I'll need a really cool graphic for the front, but I don't feel like starting on that right now. Also a good blurb describing the contents. And I'll have to make up a bunch of stuff about the author, so I'll need to get started on that as well (I think a career behind the camera would be a good starting place. Okay, there's the fact that I'm married to Carol Reed! That's for starters. And then I can figure out how to graft Uncle Rex onto the family tree. Hey, this isn't as hard as I expected.)
But where I want to start is with those all-important quotes. I've got a real good one for starters, from the New York Times Book Review! And it's by one of the Kennedys, so that should count for something.
This is fun! And I'll keep adding more as I find them. Make the publisher's job a lot easier...;
"The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race."
- William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review
A reader of this blog has submitted another suggestion;
"Ron is so kind and funny! I laughed until I wet my pants! No book has given me a warmer feeling..."
- T. Anderson, Kultur Svenska Kanadiana, Summer 07
Thank you, T. While your contribution is appreciated, I'm not entirely sure it is what we are looking for. I don't think you are famous enough.