Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors
by Livia Llewellyn
introduction by Laird Barron
Lethe Press, 2011
cover and interior design: Alex Jeffers
cover art: “Schattengefluester” by Katharina Fösel
This is a deliciously nasty little book. On a purely aesthetic level, Lethe has crafted a beautiful artifact – from the evocative cover by photographer Katharina Fösel to the handsome design by Alex Jeffers, there isn’t an off note. Fairly or not, a lovely mounting such as this raises expectations of the work’s quality before one even begins to read, but, blessed is the fortunate reader, Llewellyn is up to the task of surpassing even the loftiest anticipation.
—Jesse Bullington in Innsmouth Free Press