Sometimes a cover doesn’t match the tone of the book it’s wrapped around. Such is the case of our most recent Unfortunate Cover candidate:


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The world’s most listless treasure hunt. I feel like the artist was working with some models who weren’t that into it.

Cover Artist: “Alright, we need some action here. Bend forward a bit, and you, boy, robotically raise your arm like you’re moving.”


“Okay guys, Treasure Island is a ripping adventure story. Show me an expression like you’re just about to find a chest full of gold!”


“Never mind.”

Click the links below to read previous Unfortunate Covers posts:

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10.