The Best Book I Never Read

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.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Easter Ellen says:

    You will have to let us know if you read it.

  2. bookmole says:

    Man, that guy has Badass in spades!

  3. Karuna says:

    Very creative way to answer the prompt!!!

  4. It has a nice cover. I hope its interesting

  5. Your story is probably better than his. Just keep the book closed.

  6. Very much like the way you see and think – very much
    ohn

  7. I think you should write the one you’re imagining!

  8. It’s going to be ending of mine day, except before finish I am
    reading this wonderful paragraph to improve my knowledge.

  9. racheltejas says:

    Wonderful post. You’ve got great wit. Looking forward to following your blog! – Rachel

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