Read Cormac McCartney's book The Road a while ago and what lead me to it was this exceptional illustration by Tomer Hanuka:
It was done for an article about The Road if I remember correctly. So much better than any of the current book covers. And I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but whatever. This is an excellent illustration for The Road and would encourage me to pick it up and buy it.
Regardless. McCartney's book is spare and harsh, grim and frightening. It is also beautiful.
"The names of things slowly following those things into oblivion. Colors. The names of birds. Things to eat. Finally the names of things one believed to be true."
"Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it."