This is not a sales pitch. I’m only kvelling. The printed edition is stunningly handsome, a magnificent artifact in memory of its author, the late Carl Weissner, dear friend and co-conspirator from the ’60s. If you would like to read Death in Paris on paper, please do. If you prefer reading it in a preview, here’s the entire book. Be my guest.
The cover is as close to realitystudio.org‘s online original, per Carl’s intent, as will make your eyes water. The overall impact, per George Mattingly’s book design, had me pawing at the pages. I suppose I should dial down a bit, so when you get your paws on it you don’t expect Gutenberg to pop out of the covers like a pervy Jack-in-the-Box. But I just can’t help myself.