Oh I agree. Not buying a book due to the cover is a bit childish I think. After all there is that old saying for a reason. I didn't see him say flatout he wouldn't buy it though. More of a case of him blowing off steam due to how bad it is. Course I could be wrong. I can see how others can see what he said as him saying he wasn't going to buy it.
It's an aesthically ugly cover that just reminds me of so many of the problems I had with the Campaign's handling of the Forerunner plotline and one that abandoned the great style they had for the previous too books.
The covers for Cryptum and Primordium are fantastic, I love them.
I make no comments about the quality of the actual novel. I hope it's fantastic, that Bear really sells
the fall of the Didact.
It seemingly gets more and more ludicrous; these small but glaring deficiencies, when you learn Spartan Ops CGI was outsourced, just as Forge, and who knows what else.
Here's an idea, why don't 343 make it a reversible cover?