Bruhs anything by Camus. The covers on those books are just cool.
Grove Press, "Pocket Canons".
ditto, but this one especially
This cover doesn't stand alone as awesome, but I had an epiphany during which I decided the person who picked this painting for the cover of this book was a genius. The person who designed it understood the book deeply.
The one downside was that I wasn't quite sure if it had been scratched.
This is not a popular opinion but I do prefer this cover from the other Penguin Classics.
Not even the best moby dick cover
(Though it is p cool desu)
This one is great, too, one of the best covets on a normal penguin.
Naturally, one of the greatest books of all time should have numerous great covers
I hate to encourage this sort of thread, but at least it gives me an opportunity to post a picture of this cover, which I like quite a lot. (Not my favorite, however, for I much prefer hard covers which have nothing in it, except maybe the name of the book and the author.)
this one is nice too, kappa
seriously though, books should look like books, not photographs with text on them
Memey as fuck but the layout is just so satisfying to me somehow.
Okay, I'll admit that this one is fantastic. I'll take full calf with elaborate tooling nine times out of ten, but some of the old dust jackets were great
not such a ridiculous choice—it's very elegant.
This is one of my favourite books that I own—William Cowper, The Task. Got it for forty bucks. Published by John Sharp, 1825, but I don't know whether it's a contemporary binding. Either way, I love it. Marbled endpapers too.
I really like the simplicity of this cover for This Side of Paradise.
I love this cover.
the old norwegian translation of the clown has a pretty good cover
You can't /thread yourself, anon.
And besides, mine's better.
saw this one in the library today, and I was reminded of this thread. It's a 1902 first edition. The interior is also very seemly—the frontispiece, the chapter headings, the illustrations are all very pretty; the only thing that strikes me as dull is the spine.
There's something great about those old Signet covers. You find them a lot at used book sales, too.
Hey now, that Crime and Punishment cover i posted is brilliant, mate. The uncertainty on his face! The inner turmoil of the poor Raskolnikov! The wig! The horrible photoshop! The cringe!
so pointless and expensive
I like early editions, but first editions are rarely worth it.
abebooks is great though. I'm currently awaiting like 6 different books in the mail
Pfftttt amateurs. Took this shot a few days back.
Lolita, the love of my life and the fire in my tobacco.
Yeah well I have thalassophobia, cetaphobia, megaphobia, submechanophobia, agoraphobia, technophobia, that-thing-where-you-touch-a-dirty-surface-and-are-incapable-of-touching-your-face-or-eating-until-you-wash-your-handsphobia, and I'm scared of clowns
all these editions of moby dick and still no one has posted the best one
haven't seen the queequeg cover before though, that's pretty unique.
So, how do you like Irvine Welsh? I knew him through Trainspotting, one of my very favorite movies. I bought all his books I could find, so far read skagboys, trainspotting and porno
I've read Trainspotting before watching the movie, then Porno right after
Loved Trainspotting, but (maybe because I read it immediately after) Porno seemed a bit repetitive at times. Got a little bored, so I never came to reading Skagboys.
The movie was great too, I hear they're making Porno into a movie too, right?
Yes, glad I read the book before watching the movie this time. I really liked skagboys though, the time before trainspotting. But I think I may enjoyed it a bit more than usual because as I said I loved the movie, watched it several times, love the characters and shit