Books Judging Book Covers
posted by September 25 at 12:00 PMon
Penguin had a contest to design the cover of a new novel, Sam Taylor’s The Island at the End of the World. Here’s the synopsis:
A chilling novel about the near future, where most of the world has been destroyed by catastrophic floods. As a father and his three children begin to rebuild their lives alone on an island, his youngest son Finn begins to question how they arrived there and why they alone have been spared. Finn’s search for understanding takes an unexpected turn when a strange man named Will swims ashore, and he appears to know quite a bit about this family and the circumstances that surrounded the floods. But Finn’s father is determined to keep him silent and is willing to do anything to prevent Will from disturbing his family’s idyllic life on the island. Sam Taylor’s The Island at the End of the World is a riveting post-apocalyptic tale that explores the darkness that lies within the hearts of men.
300 people entered the contest and the 25 finalists are here for your perusal. It’s kind of a time-suck, and an interesting look at what book covers can say about a book.