This week I reviewed The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu. As it is with many books which have captured the public’s imagination there are varied covers galore. Below are some of my favorites. I especially like the first one, even though I wouldn’t have minded the leather bound (3rd one down) edition. There are several others Fu-Manchu books, I’m not sure I’ll read them all but I think the covers were certainly better than the first book in the series. So tell me, which one is your favorite? Zohar -Man of la Book
While I’m not much of a fan of science fiction books, I love the covers. It seems I’m not the only ones, pulp art – where buxom babes and hulky heroes reign supreme – is popular with many as is proved by the abundance of pulp art out there. I must admit that the art of the likes of Frank Frazetta catches my eye more than any other. Below are a few sample of covers from the Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series starring John Carter – which one is your favorite? A Princess of Mars – Buy the book or read it free electronically The Gods of Mars – Buy the book or read it free electronically The Warlord of Mars – Buy the book or read it free electronically Thuvia, Maid of Mars – Buy the book or read it free electronically The Chessmen of Mars – Buy the book or read it free electronically The Master Mind of Mars – Buy the book or read it free electronically A Fighting Man of Mars – Buy the book in paper or electronic format Swords of Mars – Buy the book in paper or electronic format Synthetic Men of Mars –…
A few days ago I wrote my thoughts about H. G. Wells’ The Invisible Man (as part of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Challenge). As with many other classic books, best sellers or just simply books that have been around a while, I found some wonderful covers. My favorite is the first one. I think it shows the loneliness and macabre tone which the story intends, yet is very elegant. So tel me, which one is your favorite? Zohar – Man of la Book Related articles Thoughts on: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (manoflabook.com) Fun Facts Friday: The Invisible Man (manoflabook.com) Book Review: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (blogcritics.org) Would You Want Invisibility Clothing? (fabsugar.com) The Ethics of Invisibility (imnotreallyahippie.wordpress.com)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (my thoughts) have produced some wonderful covers for this fantastic story. Take a look at the few below, tell me which one is your favorite. Cover of the 20011 Campfire Classics Graphic Novel Handmade oil painting reproduction of Front cover of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-94 c.1910, a painting by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. Jason Edmiston’s version from Required Reading Bookcover Remix My favorite is the Campfire Classics cover. The picture has many elements of the story, the laboratory, the duel personality, The green smoke, one red eye, even a different suite. So tell me, what’s your favorite? Zohar – Man of la Book Related articles Fun Facts Friday: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (manoflabook.com) Thoughts on: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (manoflabook.com) Book Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (blogcritics.org) 20 Brilliant Novellas You Should Read (listverse.com)
“The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Baroness Emmuska Orczy (book review) has had some excellent covers over the years. Take a look and let me know which one is your favorite. I like number 2 and 3. Number three especially since it is mysterious and has a lot to do with the story. Zohar – Man of la book Related articles The Scarlet Pimpertool (doubleplusundead.com) Confessions of a Geek (There’s Nothing ‘Former’ About It) (alwayscoffee.wordpress.com) My favorite books (satsumaart.wordpress.com)
While doing my research for yesterday’s post, Friday Fun Facts: 1984, I discovered some wonderful covers that have been done for the book over the years. Here are some, hope you enjoy them – let me know which one is your favorite. Picture from http://nmitsoftwareengineering.blogspot.com Image from http://www.ymag.it Penguin Books has commissioned Shepard Fairey of Obey to create two new book covers for two George Orwell classics: Animal Farm and 1984. Picture from http://www.creativereview.co.uk Zohar – Man of la book Related articles Shepard Fairey Movie Poster of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at) Awesome Poster Art for THEY LIVE – By ‘Obey’ Artist Shepard Fairey (geektyrant.com) First look at Shepard Fairey’s Mondo They Live Poster! [Video] (io9.com) Cool Stuff: Shepard Fairey’s ‘They Live’ Mondo Poster (slashfilm.com)
Like many bibliophile I am also somewhat enamored by book covers. I don’t judge a book by its cover, but I certainly pre-judge it as many of us do (but that’s the topic for another post). I am also a comic art collector (well, before kids that is) and have about 10 reviews of graphic novel in my “draft” folder (at the time of this post) – so yes, I like pretty pictures.