Thursday, March 04, 2010
Tony Blair: For the Journey
My first thought when seeing the cover and title of Tony Blair's forthcoming memoirs was to wonder if the book is being sponsored by Lloyds Bank.
It's a truly dreadful cover. Why is the right shoulder more visible than the left? There's a joke there somewhere. The book promises to be "human and accessible". Maybe, and I suppose the cover is supposed to reflect that. But if I had been Prime Minister for ten years I think I might want a cover for my memoirs which exuded just a tad more gravitas. The open necked 'I'm a normal kinda guy' look doesn't work on political memoirs in my opinion. This cover looks like it is advertising the memoirs of a has been soap star...
But will I buy it? Of course I will.