- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another....
I am hooked on The Handmaid's Tale. (Loved the book and the series is doing it great justice.) Christina Dalcher's forthcoming debut, Vox, seems to be in the same vein. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. "On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. This is just the beginning..."
Two covers utilizing the same colour scheme this week, but in very different ways. The X is used effectively on the US cover to illustrate the talking limit and the woman's voice being silenced. I'm not usually a fan of actual faces on covers, but I find this one works. I like the starkness of the white background. The black on the UK cover seems more ominous. A letter is also 'featured' - in this case it's the O. The lines around it illustrate speech or lack of. The words also give the reader a bit more of an idea about what might be waiting inside. This week I'm going with the US cover. Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read Vox?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.