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Friday, February 24, 2017
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #147
- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another....
I really enjoyed Fiona Barton's debut novel, The Widow. Her next novel is The Child is due out in June 2017 - and it's on my want to read list. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Two different looks this week. The birds on the US cover suggest something flown away or lost, above it all. The colours used are worn and faded, suggesting the past - which fits with the storyline. But the cover of the UK cover also hints at the story within. A torn scrap of newspaper headline hints that there is more to be told. It's more lurid than the US cover. And if I was standing in a bookstore and hadn't read the author's previous book, I would be more likely to pick up the UK cover, so that's my vote this week. What about you? Any plans to read The Child? Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.