Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Compleat Ankh-Morpork

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. 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 wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

My friend bought me this for Christmas and it was a wonderful surprise because I didn’t know it existed! I’ve only read two Discworld books (shame on me) though I’m doing a good job of collecting them and I am in love with Rincewind and Luggage. This guide looks super cool and even if I weren’t into the series, I’d appreciate it for the design and attention to detail alone. Also it contains a map that’s practically bigger than me! I can’t wait to dive into this. This book has “additional illustrations” (whatever that means) by Peter Dennis and was published in 2012 by Doubleday. ISBN: 9780385538237.

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