Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: More Charles de Lint

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

Charles de Lint is one of the authors that I hoard (and am sadly totally behind in actually reading) and I was happy to find both these illustrated companion novels on BookOutlet. Both books are published by Little Brown and illustrated by Charles Vess with cover design by Saho Fujii. Cats was published in 2013, ISBN: 9780316053594. Sisters was published in 2014, ISBN: 9780316053525.

6 thoughts on “Judging A Book By Its Cover: More Charles de Lint”

  1. The other week I bought ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave almost purely for its lovely cover – then found that the page margins were all illustrated, too. Judith Rossell also does some beautiful little cat drawings in ‘Withering-by-Sea’!

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