When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books

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205 books · 137 voters · list created May 16th, 2010 by Derya (votes) .
Tags: bad, covers, ugly
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message 1: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn As the sequel to Davita's Harp, Chaim Potok's "Old Men At Midnight" needs not only a better cover but also a better title .


message 2: by Bibliotheque (new)

Bibliotheque Can't get the cover I want onto this list:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Triffids-Peng...

Very... Freudian!!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Bibliotheque wrote: "Can't get the cover I want onto this list:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Triffids-Peng...

Very... Freudian!!"


Hehe. Indeed.

Happy to oblige with the cover ...

(BTW: you should be able to get the specific edition you're looking for by using that edition's ISBN no. -- which you get from its Amazon page -- as your search term).


message 4: by Antoine (new)

Antoine The Great Gatsby's cover art was completed before the novel itself was, and then its imagery integrated by Fitzgerald into the text. It was probably the first important novel to be defined, in part, by its dust jacket. Its position at number one on this list is kind of sad and perverse.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Antoine wrote: "The Great Gatsby's cover art was completed before the novel itself was, and then its imagery integrated by Fitzgerald into the text. It was probably the first important novel to be defined, in part, by its dust jacket. Its position at number one on this list is kind of sad and perverse."

Agreed ...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I, personally, have always liked that cover (The Great Gatsby).


message 7: by Molly (new)

Molly I think 90% of versions of Howl's Moving Castle have ugly covers...


message 8: by Brittany B. (new)

Brittany B. Interview With a Vampire has something like 50+ covers. There are three pages of "other editions" for the book.

Of course there's bound to be a bad cover in the lot...


message 9: by Derya (new)

Derya Hey, Brittany B! Could you tell us which one is the first edition?


message 10: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Paige  Hamlin I love the Harry Potter book covers personally.
The numbering on here is really messed up... Or is it just a loading problem?


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Rachel Paige wrote: "I love the Harry Potter book covers personally.
The numbering on here is really messed up... Or is it just a loading problem?"


I also love the Harry Potter covers


message 12: by Laraine (new)

Laraine Anne Anne The Da Vinci Code doesn't deserve a good cover. I was forced to read it because somebody gave it to us for Christmas. I figured if I didn't read it I could be in trouble if asked questions about it.


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