Love in the Time of Cholera Covers

covers A book I've long intended to read, I was a bit disappointed when the only copy at the bookstore was (apparently) the design from the film poster. A red rose? What an unfortunate cover (bottom right). Last summer I saw a beautiful cover of a friend's copy from Spain. Searching for it proved to be unsuccessful, but I did find some others which would all be preferable to the one I have. It's interesting that on two covers the title is most prominent, while on the other two the author is.  I would have most liked the cover on the bottom left, with the title and the author reversed. The contents of the book are what make it a beautiful or disappointing read, but the cover design should always be well thought out.