For the uninitiated:

An Unfortunate Cover occurs when a less than appealing cover is wrapped around excellent and/or classic book. Take a look at some of the past Unfortunate Cover selections:

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11.

Before we do anything else, I have to ask you something:

Q: What do you call a romance novel cover without the woman?



Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

Really, picking on an Apple Classics cover is akin to shooting fish in a barrel – these are all showing their age at this point. But this one just stood out. Or I should say reverse stood out.


Not only does the mood and setting look straight outta the romance section of your local used book store, but doesn’t this guy bear a striking resemblance to late 80’s tv star Richard Greico (of 21 Jump Street fame)? Or is it just me?





Covers Week continues tomorrow with a Cover Controversy that will rock the boat. Click here for a full schedule of events.