I bought The People’s Act of Love by James Meek (German hardcover version) when it was on sale on Amazon for only 5 EUR. The cover caught my eye and the blurb sounded interesting, the reviews were great. However, it never kept my interest up and I abandoned it for the time being. Guess I’m still waiting for the right mood to read it. Possibly in winter. Anyway, I love all three covers. Even though I don’t judge a book by its cover (for more on that topic see Carin’s Friday coffee chat from last week at A little bookish) this one sold me the book.
Again I think the original title would have been hard to translate, so they came up with their own German one. Roughly “The lonesome fears [or possibly “horrors”] of love” gives the whole book a somewhat different spin. Whether justified or not I can’t say (yet).