When I was thirteen I was handed a book by a friend. The cover art was off-putting” – a red ocean, a mountain in the background with a human heart at its center, the head of a statue in the foreground. I hesitated to accept it, but this friend, who wasn’t much of a reader, stared at me for a moment and said, « You’ve got to ». Now, thirty years later, I remember that book more vividly than anything else I have ever read.
« The other side of the Mountain : An Appreciation », Cruelty, horror, and Underlying Beauty, Jeffrey Ford, 21/11/2011