Saturday, June 07, 2008

Bad book covers IV


Anatoly Karpov, My Best Games, Edition Olms, 2007.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i like this cover actually!
pretty nice painting

alexey

Tom Chivers said...

I wouldn't go as far as Alexey, but I don't think it's as bad as the others so far in the series. Or perhaps the bar has been lowered so far, I no longer have any ability to draw such distinctions...

Jonathan B said...

If the book was called "Julian Clary's Best Games" the cover would be fine. But it isn't so it's not.

ejh said...

If I had the required skills I would perhaps have excised the wording from the cover and invited people to guess who it was.

Anonymous said...

The worst covers by far are those
for the Everyman Chess's "Mastering the..." series, which feature very phallic pawns. The one for Byron Jacob's "Mastering the Opening" is particularly disturbing.

http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Opening-Everyman-Chess-Jacobs/dp/1857442237/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213130012&sr=8-1

ejh said...

Are they supposed to be butting one another, like goats?

tom_brown_of_baltimore said...

bad? that's a gooood cover.