Tag: The Folio Society

BOOK REVIEW: The Folio Society Edition of Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Cover design from The Folio Society’s edition of Steppenwolf illustrated by Dan Hillier ©Dan Hillier 2018 The Folio Society’s 2018 edition of Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf, translated by David Horrocks is a thing of beauty and its aesthetics get first mention. The book has all the qualities of a good vintage bourbon. A vanilla hardback with an

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BOOK REVIEW: I Am Legend – The Folio Society Edition by Richard Matheson

When you decide to read I Am Legend it’s great to have a bit of historical perspective of a literary persuasion which aids in lifting this novel from a generic genre piece into a ‘classic‘ genre piece, and with that in mind, you discover that Matheson deserves all the adoration and praise for such a

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BOOK REVIEW: The Exorcist (The Folio Society Edition)

I’d like to think that everyone remembers where they were the first time they watched The Exorcist. For me, it was 1995 and I was twelve years old. Toy Story was the year’s biggest box-office hit and everyone thought they were straight outta Compton, rapping along with Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise.’ I was going through a phase

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BOOK REVIEW: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (The Folio Society Edition)

It is my pleasure to write a review of The Folio Society’s illustrated edition of Daphne Du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’. This Cornish author was ever-present throughout my childhood (my mum had her complete works in green hardbacks) and I can remember looking at the copy of ‘Rebecca” and leafing through it, excited for the day when

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BOOK REVIEW: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s classic envisages a dystopian future in which the job of firemen is to seek out books and burn them. In this edition, introduced by Michael Moorcock, Sam Weber’s astonishing illustrations perfectly capture the novel’s haunting atmosphere. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see

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BOOK REVIEW: American Gods; Folio Books Edition

Keep your eye on the coin. Do you see it between my thumb and forefinger, cold and silver? Just an ordinary coin; a small promise of value; a piece of faith in my hand. Now, watch. I rub the coin between the thumb and fingers of my other hand. Do you see it? There, there,

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