Sunday, 10 July 2011

Some Cover Art That Left Me Cold...

This was going to be a post about old school Moorcock cover art until I realised that 'Good Show Sir' had got there first... :o)

In the meantime, check out this distinctly uninspiring cover art,

I don’t know what ‘Dead Water’ is and I’m sure I’ll end up reading the book, at some point, to find out. What I can tell you though is that the subject matter of the book makes for some really uninspiring cover art. It’s dark and there are some bubbles. I don’t know about you but I find that hard to get excited over. Any bloggers read this one yet? Something might be surfacing from the deep but it feels just as likely that someone has let the air out of their beachball... Here’s the blurb if you’re interested :o)

Off the coast of Sri Lanka, a tramp steamer is seized by pirates. The captain has his wife and son aboard and knows that their survival depends on giving the pirates exactly what they want. But what can they possibly want with his worn-out ship and its cargo of junk? On the island of Bali a tsunami washes up a rusting container. Inside, the mummified remains of a shipping magnate missing for 30 years and a hand-written journal of his last days locked within his aluminum tomb. Through the dusty industrial towns of India's Great Trunk Road, a disgraced female detective tracks a criminal syndicate. Her life has been ruined, but she will have her revenge. In a backstreet Mayfair office, an automated distress signal is picked up on a private satellite network. A ship is missing. A Dead Water ship. Dead Water is the key to everything. A code name for a covert operation initiated during World War Two. But why is it unravelling now, and what will the consequences be?

1 comment:

SQT said...

A drab cover is the kiss of death IMO. Or worse, and unprofessional one. I got a book recently from a major publisher that looked like a bad photoshop picture and it immediately turned me off.