Friday, September 13, 2013

10 of the Worst Book Covers of All Time

Posted By on Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

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The Post-Birthday World Lionel Shriver

There have been many discussions about gendered book covers, including a great article by Maureen Johnson about what famous books would have looked like if the authors had been male or vice versa. And this cover is a great example, although an odd one, because while Lionel Shriver is a woman, she has a masculine name, so you'd have thought her cover might have escaped the chick-lit treatment, but you'd be wrong. I mean, this is the author who gave us We Need to Talk About Kevin. She should get better treatment than to have a cupcake wrapper and a wedding ring on a book, even if this one is more conventionally about relationships than Kevin was. Awful.

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