which novel is worth buying?

i plan to buy sherlock holmes, moby dick, the adventures of tom sawyer.. but i don't know which one to buy first.. which novel is good to buy??

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    30 Novels Worth Buying For the Cover Alone

    by Beth Carswell

    Let's hear it for the book designers. For every Milan Kundera, Jeffrey Eugenides and Aldous Huxley, there is a Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich, a Leah Carlson-Stanisic and a Gregg Kulick – all designers of memorable cover art. They give a visual perspective to somebody else's written art, find balance in color and shape, simplicity and uniqueness. A book must stand out on the bookstore bookshelf yet cover designers rarely receive the recognition that authors do. In appreciation of these unsung artists, here are 30 of my favorite fiction covers – all worth buying for the cover alone.


    Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

    Cover Design:

    Jillian Tamaki

    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley

    Cover Design:

    Gregg Kulick

    A Clockwork Orange

    Anthony Burgess

    Cover Design:

    David Pelham


    Deb Olin Unferth

    Cover Design: Katherine Guillen

    South of the Border, West of the Sun

    Haruki Murakami

    Cover Design:

    John Gall

    Sharp Teeth

    Toby Barlow

    Cover Design: Christine Van Bree

    The Noodle Maker

    Ma Jian

    Cover Design: Charlotte Strick

    Everyone's Pretty

    Lydia Millet

    Cover Design:

    David Janik

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Milan Kundera

    Cover Design: Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich


    Brian Francis

    Cover Design:

    Tania Craan

    The Separation

    Christopher Priest

    Cover Design:

    Sidonie Beresford-Brown

    The Chess Machine

    Robert Lohr

    Cover Design: Jonathan Gray/gray318

    The Last Jew

    Yoram Kaniuk

    Cover Design: scribbleandtweak

    The Monsters of Templeton

    Lauren Groff

    Cover Design:

    Guenet Abraham

    Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Vol. 1

    Elji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki

    Cover Design:

    Heidi Fainza

    The River Wife

    Jonis Agee

    Cover Design:

    Lynn Buckley

    My Mistress' Sparrow is Dead

    Jeffrey Eugenides

    Cover Design:

    Robin Bilardello


    Seamus Heaney

    Cover Design:

    Seth Rubin, Cynthia Krupat

    Strawberry Fields

    Marina Lewycka

    Cover Design: Stephanie Huntwork

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

    Stieg Larsson

    Cover Design: Peter Mendelsund


    Bruce Wagner

    Cover Design:

    Jennifer Lew

    The Poisonwood Bible

    Barbara Kingsolver

    Cover Design:

    Milan Bozic

    The Archivist

    Martha Cooley

    Cover Design:

    Amy Goldfarb

    Tree of Smoke

    Denis Johnson

    Cover Design:

    Susan Mitchell


    John Brandon

    Cover Design:

    Keith Shore

    The Yiddish Policemen's Union

    Michael Chabon

    Cover Design:

    Will Staehle

    Parasites Like Us

    Adam Johnson

    Cover Design:

    Paul Buckley


    Heather Folsom

    Cover Design:

    A. Shapiro, Nina Krebs


    Chuck Palahniuk

    Cover Design:

    Michael Collica

    The Boys in the Trees

    Mary Swan

    Cover Design:

    Victoria Hartma

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Sherlock Holmes

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  • Rose D
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    I'd go for Sherlock Holmes. There are novels as well as short stories, and all are entertaining.

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  • 9 years ago

    Screw that educational shiz buy to kill a mockingbord or the hunger games

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