Friday, May 4, 2018

You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover #209

You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true. 
 But you can like one cover version better than another.

US cover
UK cover
Mark Billingham writes one of my favourite series - the DI Tom Thorne books. His forthcoming entry (#15) releases in June on both sides of the pond. "How do you catch a killer who is yet to kill?" The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Similarities? The back of a figure walking down a path/sidewalk. The UK figure is unmistakably male, but the US figure could be either. The author's name in a white font. The differences? Warm tones vs. cool tones. And yes, that is a cat on the US cover. (I've read the plot summary - it is part of the book.) The UK has a tagline that gives us a bit more, if the title didn't give you an idea of what might be waiting inside. Overall, I prefer the colours of the UK cover. And the fact that the lettering is straight. I'm not sure why but the angled lettering on the US cover bothers me! So UK for me this week. What about you? Any plans to read The Killing Habit? Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

I prefer the UK cover too.

Luanne said...

Two for the UK cover so far. Have you read him before Bermudaonion?