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 do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
You may already know that I love Chris Riddell’s illustrations, if you’ve seen my Judging posts for his Goth Girl series. I assume I will also love his writing when I get around to it. Neverwhere is one of my favorite Gaiman books (tied with Stardust) so there was no way I was passing up on an edition illustrated by Riddell once I discovered its existence. This was published Headline in 2016, ISBN: 9781472228413.