Oct 8 2008
Man titty for everyone, I say. LA Times Book Blog wondered today if lit fic would sell better if its covers weren’t so anemic. If you recall, Stephen King had the same complaint regarding a book he had recommended. Fieldwork was a thriller set in Thailand, but the cover was of . . . blurry foliage.
Man titty clearly sells but can it sell literary fiction? And would the authors who write literary fiction want something like that? A friend of mine suggested that this experiment was done for Gore Vidal. My thoughts? Not enough man titty.