Requiem For A Dream cover
I suspect there will never be a requiem for a dream, simply because it will destroy us before we have the opportunity to mourn it’s passing.
Hubert Selby Jr, Requiem For A Dream
My 2015 drawing ‘Little Baby Nothing’, used as part of a mock-up cover for Hubert Selby Jr’s Requiem For A Dream. If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know it’s something you can never again erase from your mind, but the book it’s based on is even more intense an experience. You know right from the first page that every single character is doomed, and Hubert is going to force you to witness every single horrifically grim second of their descent into the abyss. The absolute antithesis of a ‘beach read’ but, nevertheless, highly recommended.