Of course, it’s all the more delicious because all of these elements (including the spangly shirt) is relevant to the story, and depicted faithfully. (As a result, I’m not really sure you can call this one of the worst book covers out there.)
@ J.Provost (#6) The purpose of a book cover is not to faithfully depict the contents (although it’s nice if this happens), but to persuade people to buy the book. If people see the front and think “Oh God that’s ugly”, they probably won’t investigate any further. And a sale is lost.