The Clan of the Cave Bear, (Earth’s Children #1) by Jean M. Auel
I love all the book covers (in this particular style) from the Earth’s Children series by Jean M. Auel. The colours and fonts are so evocative, but it is the cave-art inspired illustrations that I find really captures the essence of the story, and my imagination.
I was at university when, visiting a book shop in the town, I saw the first four books of the series wonderfully displayed. They immediately caught my attention, and I instantly fell in love with them. I didn’t even bother to read the back of any of the four books or wonder what they were about. I simply picked up a copy of each and went off to pay for them. I just knew I had to have them and that I would love them. And I did!
Have you ever had that response to a book? What was it? After reading it, did you feel your initial thoughts were spot-on or did the amazing cover art lead you astray?