I’m quite persnickety about the appearance of books and I thought it would be an entertaining exercise to compare two book covers from the same author.
From time-to-time I’ll dedicate a post to an author who has had a book published with a cover that I admire, but has also had a book published with cover art that I find objectionable. Of course, this is a purely subjective exercise…
The first author I thought of — for no particular reason — was Aldous Huxley, and I was delighted with the artwork I discovered:
I really appreciate this cover of Island; it is interesting and unusual, and it suits the book’s contents:
But this cover of Brave New World is incredibly pulpy and I’d be a bit embarrassed to read it in public:
More to come in future posts…