Judging a Book by its Cover – The Poetry of Sex by Sophie Hannah

The Poetry of Sex by Sophie Hannah

The Poetry of Sex by Sophie Hannah

Sometimes book covers are horrendous – they don’t reflect what happens in the book at all (and don’t get me started on white washing book covers – a truly disgusting practice which reflects badly on all those involved). Then you also get the perfect cover, the one which you look at in feel accurately reflects the contents.

Over the weekend I saw the cover for The Poetry of Sex by Sophie Hannah, published by Viking Adult, an imprint of Penguin Books or more accurately that should be Penguin Random House (or as I will always call them, Randy Penguin).

Isn’t it absolutely perfect? I love the black silhouettes of the people and the massive X just screams sex. As the book isn’t published yet and I don’t have a copy in my hands, I have no idea who designed it and I haven’t been able to find anything online. They are going to be getting a tweet (or an old fashioned email) from me because I love it. It tells you what the book is about and it compliments the title. Plus I love the black and white theme.

What do you all think?

Image from Amazon


  1. Cheryl Walker 13th January 2014 / 4:37 pm

    You’re right, it is quite perfect! Simplicity is often the key to the right effect.

    • Rosh 14th January 2014 / 11:07 am

      Yes! There are times when a busy cover works but more often than not it’s the simple stuff that catches your eye.

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