The Best Book Covers That Will Make Your Bookshelf Into A Work Of Art
9 de abril de 2018Ariel Rodriguez
People who say they don't judge a book by its cover are lying.
Stories remain gripping and never changing, but book covers are constantly evolving to suit our tastes and current moods.
Jon Ronson: Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries
Kevin Brockmeier: The Brief History of the Dead
How many people have you met in life that appear empty inside? This particular cover was designed by Archie Ferguson and compliments perfectly the fantasy elements of the novel. The book tells the story of place called The City, which is inhabited by people who have died but are still remembered by the living. A haunting novel that explores loss, death, and the power of memory. After all, when we are forgotten by everyone is when we truly perish.
Michael Skerker: An Ethics of Interrogation
Toni Morrison: Burn This Book
Toni Morrison's title is powerful on its own and while the cover has changed a few times, the imperative is always the focal point.
Kelly Link: Get in Trouble
Ruth Hogan: The Keeper of Lost Things
We all need beautiful books and Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things is a good place to start. Once you get over the beautiful roses and luscious leaves, you begin to pick out little items, from a piece of a puzzle and button, to a key and locket. Book covers such as this one hide little meanings that begin to take shape once you begin to read the stories.
Jon Ronson: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
Howard Blum: American Lightining
I personally love this cover, at a first glance it looks like candle but it's a dynamite stick waiting to explode. Blum explores one of the most controversial crimes of the century, the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building, which resulted in over twenty casualties. As he sifts through the debris and destruction, Blum arrives to chilling and gripping conclusions that shed new light on the bombing.
Book covers constantly evolve because either the publishing house wants to give them a fresh update or the film adaptation can attract more readers. No matter the reasons, book covers are the calling cards that create a mood once you pick them up. So, as you build your own personal library, your eyes will be drawn not only to those beautiful stories, but the works of art that encompass them.
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