Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Ten of the best book covers...ever

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and the Ustari Cycle from Pocket/Gallery, including We Are Not Good People. At the B&N Reads blog he tagged ten of the best book covers of all time, including:
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

May this cover never to retired. Created by Spanish artist Francis Cugat for the book’s initial printing, it pretty much is the book now, visually-speaking. Its success stems from its haunting, haunted nature, its surrealism, and the way it captures the mood of the book: the sad, weary eyes floating insubstantially over what could be an overheated, decadent party.
Learn about another entry on the list.

Also see: The five worst book covers ever.

--Marshal Zeringue