Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Old Covers for some Classic Mysteries





Choosing a book cover is not easy!  It's a challenge to come up with an image that suits the content, and is attractive to readers.  Some of these early covers for some well-known books by some heavyweight authors may have seemed like a great choice once upon a time.  In my opinion, though, the following covers now seem very cheesy and dated.




I just generally don't like to see faces
on books unless it's a bio.

The bright yellow background is not
particularly visually soothing.

 
Can you say "Bodice Ripper"?

 
This is so very Marilyn Monroe!



What horrible colours!
The images are nothing special either.


Makes me think of a traffic sign:
Jaguars Crossing.

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