By Neil McCormick

A pop star on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

You can't judge a book by the cover

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover … but this one looks pretty tempting to me.

I am very pleased to unveil the cover for #Zero, designed by Mecob.

It is always fascinating to see how different artists interpret your work. I would never have come up with this image myself. It has moved a long way from my original idea. But I like it. This is a more lateral take on the theme of a rock star on the run, pursued by his own demons. I think it conveys some of the energy of the book, the darkness and humour, the thriller tempo with hints of the narratives arc. Eagled eyed readers might also note a passing resemblance to the original paperback cover of I Was Bono’s Doppelganger …

I would love to know what you think.

Things have moved slowly this past year. For someone of my temperament, publishing creeps at an almost infuriatingly gentle pace. But the arrival of the cover signals a definite quickening. We have a completed edit of the novel at last and are planning for next year’s publication. So it is time now for me to bring my full attention back to this book and start thinking about fulfilling pledges. Got some artwork to finish and music to record. Time to get busy again.

Thank you for your patience and support


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