My initial reaction when I saw this was “blah,” but as I have looked at it more it has kind of grown on me. I like the sort of vintage feel to it and the simplicity. The box with the “X” in it I am assuming is meant to represent a ballot box since the book is about an election to fill a sudden vacancy on the parish council, so it seems like it is definitely paints an accurate picture of the story within which is good. I think that if I did not know what this book was and passed it at a bookstore I would do a double take and stop to look at it.
What do you think? Is it eye-catching or boring? Would it pique your interest? Let me know in the comments.