Monday, July 6, 2009

Half hour cover: The Human Factor

A novel of espionage by Graham Greene, The Human Factor is one of his typical later (1970's) spy books that (sort of like John le Carré) shows a weariness with the Cold War. It concerns double-agents and secret government-sanctioned murder, among other things. Codes sent by the number of times a telephone rings figure into the plot, and so into my design.


  1. i really like this one. i like how it is a non-human object--but one that is dependent on human activity, hence the human factor.

    i haven't read the book, so I don't know what the title refers to, but this is a subtle and well done cover.

  2. Thanks!

    The book is really very cynical, and I didn't actually like it much, despite it being very well written.