Booking Through Thursday — Pretty Pictures

Today’s Booking Through Thursday question is, “How do you feel about illustrations in your books? Graphs? Photos? Sketches?”

I don’t read many novels that have any sort of illustration, so I guess I’m okay without them, but I do love pictures! My favorites are all of the little illustrations in Roald Dahl’s books (Quentin Blake is spectacular), and other similar incidental decoration, but I also highly recommend the illustrations in Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan, drawn by Keith Thompson (a couple images are on Westerfeld’s blog). Because the world is so fantastical, I felt like I had a helping hand in figuring out what all those weird machines and animals “actually” looked like!

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