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Book Cover Month

Why is this particular book cover, CLOCKWORK ORANGE listed as #1 on the Best book covers of all time?

June is Book Cover Month at the Writer’s Chatroom
Let’s start off with an informal chat about what makes a good book cover.  We will ease into the topic, take it slow….
Nah, let’s go all the way. Why is this particular book cover, CLOCKWORK ORANGE listed as #1 on the Best book covers of all time?

Title: A Clockwork Orange
Author: Anthony Burgess
Artist: David Pelham

Designed ten years after the book’s first publication, to coincide with the release of the 1971 film adaptation by Stanley Kubrick, this iconic cover was designed and realised by Pelham in a single night after an illustrator’s first attempt was deemed inadequate. The Cog-eyed Droog design was thus adopted and instantly became a design classic.

Please, you have got to help me out on this one because I am clueless. 

Chat begins at 8PM EDT 

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