Book Cover Reviews: All Things Cease to Appear

The recently published All Things Must Cease by Elizabeth Brundage is a dark, riveting, beautifully written book—by “a brilliant novelist,” according to Richard Bausch—that combines noir and the gothic in a story about two families entwined in their own unhappiness, with, at its heart, a gruesome and unsolved murder.

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Book Covers - US vs UK

Every now and again we take time to compare covers from the UK and the US. Last time we we looked at V.E. Schwab's book A Gathering of Shadows. This time we have a bumper collection for you. In all cases the US versions are on the left. Share your analysis in the comments.

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Book Cover Reviews: We've Already Gone This Far

As regulars on this site will know, sometimes I like to write about some of my favorite recent book cover designs.

Today, I'm admiring this beauty from Lucy Kim for Patrick Dacey's We've Already gone This Far. Lucy is a New York based designer working for Henry Holt. Prior to that, Lucy was at Penguin Group for 14 years.

 

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Judging Presidential Candidates by their book covers

At time of writing, there are five candidates in the running to become the next President of the United States of America. The internet is crawling with pundits offering their advice on who we should chose and why. But no one seems to have judged them by their book covers. Until now. In this article we throw party politics to one side, avoid debating whether America needs to be 'great again', or 'whole again' and focus on the one thing that truly matters – the quality of their book covers.

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Recovering the Classics

All too often, classic literature is left with cover artwork that doesn’t reflect anything but “Classic Literature” – a small title on a solid background or pattern, perhaps an old painting. The lucky few recently turned into films may have stills of the main characters. But most covers don’t try to lure in potential buyers. Why bother?

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