I think that nowadays you can totally judge a book by its cover. I do it all the time! This one is great :)
Me too, I have three copies of one book two of other and so on, I m very bold for that, but I only do it if I really love the book
and me ! books are so special to me and if the cover istoo .... all the better.I have some vintage ones displayed just for the covers and often not whats in them :)I can see why you like the one above claire Check out ....http://ajourneyroundmyskull.blogspot.com/for totally esoteric and often very inspiring book illustration
For me the cover is the mirror. The cover of a book mirrors the text and establishes the aesthetic. With so many books how does one choose! I, too, go off what a book looks likes-- it's the same with people. Whether that's good or bad (with people and books) I'm not sure, just modern living I suppose. That Roth cover works for me because it mirrors what I take to be Roth's later style: spare, a little un peaceful, driven but without being over committed. No doubt a book to put on the list!
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