Killing time while waiting for a friend the other day, I saw this book on sale in a West London charity shop.
Though on sale at a bargain £1, I didn’t pick it up. Something I may regret for years to come. I did, however, take a snap of the front cover because it is – without a doubt – one of the most ridiculous, audacious and impressive book covers I have ever seen.
Sammy Hall was a singer/musician who – following a swift Google search – passed away in the summer of 2013 and although I will probably never actually get the oppurtunity to listen to any of Sammy’s music, with a jacket like that, I guess that he was kind of a badass. I remember the book’s blurb outlining a life of excess, turmoil and eventual redemption through Christianity – fantastic stuff.
Though it may be a truism that you can’t judge a book by its cover, I feel that if I actually read Hooked on a Good Thing, I’ll somehow ruin the awesome story that I’ve already imagined of Sammy’s life in my head.