8 Way Awesomer Covers For Famous Novels

They say the novel is dead. I say it just needs a better cover.

1. Freedom - Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s 2010 novel earned him critical acclaim, though with this wimpy cover he’s lucky anyone picked it up…

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Now that’s more like it.

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3. A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan

This 2010 novel is being adapted into an HBO series…

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…so let’s give it the appropriate cover

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5. Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace

This cover would be fine for most books, but Infinite Jest is over 1,000 pages! You gotta make the reader really want to pick up this thing! Hm, I hear the plot has something to do with tennis…

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There we go…

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7. Swamplandia! - Karen Russell

This one’s fine, I guess, but when I think of swamps…

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…yup, that’s what I’m talkin’ ‘bout.

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9. White Teeth - Zadie Smith


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What can I say? Cats seem to test really well with readers.

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11. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk - Ben Fountain

This excellent book on football, the Iraq War, and pop culture deserves something flashier…

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There we go. This cover even features live, up-to-the-minute scoring updates!

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13. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Even the classics could stand to get a makeover…

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Some say the Hammer Brothers were based on the Karamazov’s (don’t look that up).

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15. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway

Hm, I’m too lazy to read this…

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…but I assume the plot goes something like this.

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