This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
I will admit that the cover is the main reason I bought this book – just look at it!!! I did read the back and thought it sounded interesting (and Bullington didn’t disappoint), but the cover was the main selling point for me. The whole book is beautifully designed. I’ll keep it simple this week – you can find the book on Amazon and a link to an old review I wrote on LibraryThing. Now, for more pictures!