About APC

Following his days in the Octagon, APC worked for an undisclosed amount of time tracking and studying a colony of Yetis in eastern Nepal (read more about his travels in his memoir, "Backgammon 101: Let the Yeti Win"). Nowadays, he spends his time in Havana fitting model ships inside glass bottles, and counting his gold bullions with his chimpanzee, Don Ultimo.
Currently Reading:
-Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
-East of Eden by John Stienbeck
-Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

Front Cover Friday #23

I found this beautiful front cover in a book store in Manhattan, KS, over the weekend. It’s 224 pages of bacon – what could ever be better?! My mouth is watering just thinking about opening its pages. Check out the author’s blog too – ton’s of delicious bacon creations and recipes. I think I’ll go […]

Front Cover Fridays #22

There are few characters ever invented who are considered manlier than James Bond. The creator of 007, Ian Fleming, wrote 14 books starring the famous British spy. These are the original front covers of that collection starting with the first book, Casino Royale.                      Interesting that he decided to […]

Front Cover Friday #21

Front Cover Fridays #20

Front Cover Fridays #19

Ah, yes. It’s Superman’s comic book debut in Action Comics #1. Today, the company is DC Comics. Absolutely awesome. Creator Jerry Siegel came up with the story in 1933 originally as a comic strip, but was adapted to a comic book by Detective Comics in June 1938. The opening page (seen below) depicts the story […]

Front Cover Fridays #18

Okay. Maybe the coolest front cover from 2011… In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson’s exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world’s top neurologists […]

Front Cover Fridays #17

Faber & Faber – a London-based publisher – held a contest recently for teenagers to design a new cover for Lord of the Flies. The resulting images are SO AWESOME… The image above won 1st place – kinda creepy, but so is the book i guess. The other images below were some of the other […]

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

        Fact: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is the best book ever written for young men. Okay, that is probably debatable. You could still make strong cases for Tom Sawyer, The Outsiders or Hatchet, but the fact that it is even in the conversation ought to be enough. To […]

Front Cover Friday #16

Today’s cover comes courtesy of iUMBC co-founder, John, who discovered it whilst browsing a used book store in the Kansas City area. Shockingly, Amazon doesn’t even have an image or description or reviews or anything for it. But never fear, we have the hook ups. Feast your eyes on this beauty… Fascinating insights are surely […]

Insane Book Sculptures

Brian Dettmer is a brilliant sculptor from Chicago who is now working out of the Atlanta area. He began as a painter, but Dettmer has recently switched to a unique new medium for his work: books. Utilizing surgical tools, he carves out books page by page and transforms them into the gorgeous sculptures. Dettmer only […]