- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another.
It was the description of The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder by Sarah J. Harris, that caught my attention - "In the tradition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." "Perfect for fans of bestselling authors such as Fredrik Backman and Graeme Simsion." The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Colour is a big part of the plot, so of course it would figure prominently on the cover. I don't like the blue and orange combo on the UK cover. And I find the 'blacking out' of the boy's face somewhat disturbing. In contrast I liked the sense of searching and wonder(?) that the image of the boy on the US cover connotes. The wide open sky is a more appealing backdrop as well. And lastly, the colours are more engaging and I like the 'swirly' movement of them vs. the slapped on blue of the UK cover. So, an easy choice for me this week - US. Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder?
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