As a follow up to last week’s question, Melody asked about when book covers do not match the story. Do you feel disappointed when the cover’s don’t match the story? Have you ever been completely misled by a book cover?
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Like most people who commented last week, it’s usually the combination of the cover AND the blurb on the back (not to mention recommendation or research) that leads me to pick up a book, though I do like to pick up a mystery book from time to time based on the cover alone.
For the most part I’ve been fairly lucky with my random choices – at least, I’m presuming I have been because I can’t think of any where I was overly disappointed or mislead by the cover in a bad way. I have however, had books be recommended to me that (based on the cover) I would probably never have picked up.
Just recently I received an ARC for a book which I thoroughly loved, but kept putting down on the pile because the cover did not match I thought the book was going to be like – and even now, having read it, I still think that.