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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
This month saw the launch of the second book in V E Schwab's Shades of Magic series. The book was released in the UK and the US simultaneously – and each region opted for a different cover. Lets take a look:Read More
Two days ago we rummaged through Shackleton's bookshelves to explore the books people take on expeditions to Antarctica. Today's book cover review focuses on a very different pile of books.Read More
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?Read More
I love this cover for the newly-released A Song for No Man's Land.
The first in a series of dark fantasy novellas by Andy Remic is set in the trenches of World War I...Read More