- 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 a Stephen King fan and pretty much read everything he writes. He has a new book coming out in September called The Institute. "From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters." The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. So...two darker images this week. White font and similar placement for the title. The font and placement of the author's name is also similar. The image of the boy sitting on the edge of his bed in a railway car brings all kinds of questions to mind. That small lamp as a light in the darkness effective. But the UK cover will have you taking a second look. The image is of a person rowing. The water image is overlaid on a spooky looking building. But it is the skeletal face that emerges from the combined images that is creepy. I'm torn this week. The UK image is quite clever, but I find myself more drawn to the railcar image. So, US for me this week. What about you? Which image do you prefer? Any plans to read The Institute?
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