Better than pulling apart frogs. Sarah Weinman brings the noise, and it’s good. This, from part five (and you can link to the other four parts from there):
Penguin is the only American company where their flagship imprint is a paperback one, but of course that makes sense – Penguin means paperbacks, ever since Allen Lane got the idea to create the imprint more than 70 years ago. So that imprint has always had a good sense of what it is meant to be: quality, whether for literary fiction, occasional ventures into commercial fiction (like its mass market partnership with Grove/Atlantic to reprint mysteries and thrillers by Mo Hayder and Donna Leon) and non-fiction. Trade originals in translation or set in exotic climes. Call it accessibly high-falutin’, but when you see a Penguin paperback, you know what you’re going to get.