The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

August 18, 2015
by Dan

Dan Stiles Covers for Undermajordomo Minor

Next month sees the publication of Undermajordomo Minor, the new novel by award-winning Canadian author Patrick deWitt. An “ink-black comedy of manners”, it apparently involves an Alpine castle, a mysterious Baron Von Aux, and a lot of bad behaviour — including, if the Quill and … Continue reading

December 13, 2011
by Dan

Favourite Covers of 2011

After posting my long overdue picks for 2010 last week, here are my selections for my favourite book covers of 2011. I’m currently reading Where The Stress Falls a collection of writing by Susan Sontag published in 2001. In an … Continue reading

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