This meme is hosted by Sugar & Snark.
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favourite covers with that characteristic.
This week's characteristic is with cigarettes or someone smoking. So, here are my picks:
5. Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami
I like this cover because it's like a painting. It's a little abstract, but the colours are great. I also like that it's a scene from a bar.
4. Neuromancer by William Gibson
The Hungarian edition of the Neuromancer has this amazing cover, where we see Molly smoking outside of a car.
3. L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
In a list where the main characteristic is cigarettes, it was obvious that one of the picks would be from a noir novel. The femme fatale smoking and looking mysteriously is a little standard, but in this cover it works perfectly.
2. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
There are a lot of editions of Sherlock Holmes. This one by White's Books has this amazing cover. The pipe is one of the things that distinguish the great detective and here is the main characteristic of this cover.
1. Slaughter on Fifth Avenue (The Sandman #32), by Neil Gaiman and Shawn McManus
My #1 pick is the 32nd issue of The Sandman, Slaughter on Fifth Avenue. Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Shawn McManus, this issue, like the rest of The Sandman, is compelling.
Have you read any of these? What do you think of this list? Which are your favourite covers with cigarettes/smoking?