Friday, August 8, 2014

The five worst book covers ever

One entry on the Guardian's list of the five worst book covers ever:
The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Anyone for Princess Buttercup as a wild shaman with a bird on her head and snakes coming out of her backside? And why are there so many skulls? I’m willing to bet that illustrator Ted CoConis’s take sold loads, though. Because, y’know, breasts.
Read about the other covers on the list.

The Princess Bride is among Nicole Hill's eight notable royal figures in fiction, Rosie Perez's six favorite books, Stephanie Perkins' top ten most romantic books, Matthew Berry's six favorite books, and Jamie Thomson's top seven funny books.

Also see: Nine of the best art-and-book-cover matches.

--Marshal Zeringue