- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another....
John Grisham has a new book coming out in October. I admit, I haven't loved the last couple of releases. The blurb for The Reckoning - "New York Times bestselling author John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder and the bizarre trial that follows it, in this powerful new legal thriller" - does sound promising though. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. The first thing that hits me is the colour difference - dark vs. light. Cotton fields in both, but more recognizable in the US cover. And a rickety structure. Now, in the US shot, it looks like a barn to me and the light square is simply an opening. In the UK cover it looks like there is a steeple on top of the building. And is that a window with the light within or the sunset reflecting back? The road to the structure is off to the side in the US cover, but takes center stage in the UK cover. This week I'm going with the US cover. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read The Reckoning?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.