So, I was talking with a fellow Nerdfighter, Clover (by the way, starting this discussion was her idea not mine. Just to give credit where credit is due), about some of our favorite book covers the other day. Now, I know your not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but come on, there are some awesome book covers out there. My non-rhetorical question to all of you; what are some of your favorite covers.
From our conversation I've gathered that the two of us like really old book covers, because there so fabulously cheesy. One of my favorites is "Stinger" by Robert McCammon:
I love, love love the covers for the Leviathan trilogy. Actually, I love everything about these books, from their stories to the way they're constructed to the illustrations to the typography. But their covers are the best out there, I think.
Also, as much as I'm not fond of the story of Twilight, that series has a lovely striking cover design that was very distinct until people started copying it.
Le Guin's Earthsea novels have gone through some really good covers over the years, like
But I have bought and rebought (and will rebuy every time I lose one of them) and sought out specifically this particular line of covers:
I couldn't really tell you why, but something about them resonates with me. To use an overused word, they're iconic to me, of something that's really true about the books themselves - they don't just grab your attention.