You’re standing in between the library stacks with a new book in your hands. You do that thing you like to do, with the book in your left hand, and your right thumb flourishing through the pages. Is there an introduction, you’re probably going to skip that. Same goes for a prologue. Well actually, this is interesting, there’s a sketched map, and that frontispiece, are there going to be a lot of illustrations? When was this written, it’s a reissue, why?
Maybe you’ll sit down in one of those big, germy, lovely faux leather armchairs and spec it out before you check it out. Pick a spot near the windows. The hardscape is nice and harsh right now. The steel mills nearby are echoing across Oakland, bouncing through the steel front door and down the marble halls. Yes, definitely stop by the downstairs cafe to grab a treat first, what were you thinking.
Get scooped up and away to the factory in the clouds.
Front Matter out now, everywhere you listen.