We've all heard the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover." But really, how many times have you been drawn to a book because of it's cover. Besides, we all initially judge a book by it's cover art and tagline, and now it's time to celebrate the it! Cover Love is hosted every Monday, feel free to add a link to your cover reviews (love 'em, hate 'em, or debut 'em) in the comments.
An Abundance of Books' Cover Love feature was inspired by 21 Pages' "Cover Love" and Book Chick City's "Cover Crush" features and I encourage you to check them out.
The minute I saw the cover for The Sisters Brothers I wanted to read this book. I don't know if I'll like this book, but I want that cover on my shelf. One, it has a brain twisting title, always cool; two, totally awesome graphic cover that gives you a feel for the book; and three, stories about assassins having an identity crisis are always fun. The use of color is fantastic and the imagary has you continually finding new things in the image. It looks like a moon, two shooters, key holes, a scull, a thumbring, Benjamin Franklin's forehead is in the moon so there's lots of money involved, and I like how the heads and each eye overlaps Franklin's eyes.
What covers caught your eye this week?