Judging a book by its cover

14 Sep

Because the books were sold to me in rebadged covers in similar shades of brown, and because I was not paying proper attention when I picked it off the shelf, it was not, after all, The Lieutenant, but Dark Places I was reading.

Which is not unlike starting a glass of lemonade only to realise, one mouthful in, it is soda water.


6 Responses to “Judging a book by its cover”

  1. ampersand duck September 15, 2009 at 2:48 am #

    …but still better than Bryce Courtenay….

  2. ampersand duck September 15, 2009 at 2:49 am #

    …or Colleen McCulloch.

  3. elsewhere September 15, 2009 at 2:57 am #


  4. faithh September 16, 2009 at 3:14 am #

    aaaaaaagh. disappointing.

    • ThirdCat September 16, 2009 at 8:11 am #

      it wasn’t disappointing (actually, I prefer soda water to lemonade) so much as extremely disconcerting

  5. innercitygarden September 16, 2009 at 10:54 am #

    Sometimes a similar thing happens to me when I’m working through two novels at once, most recently a conflation of Huckleberry Finn and Caryl Phillips’ Cambridge.

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