Friday, February 23, 2018

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #199

- 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
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?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

I agree with you on the covering of the boy's face on the UK cover so it's the US cover for me today.

Kay said...

US cover for me for sure. I like the rainbow of colors there. Covering the boy's face is definitely a little creepy. And the blue/orange combo is not the best.

Luanne said...

US for the win this week!

Icewineanne said...

The US cover definitely wins this one! It's also piqued my curiosity so I’ve added it to my library hold list. Excited to read your review down the road Luanne 😉

Luanne said...

Thanks Icewineanne - it was an unexpected book in the mail, so I too am excited to see what's between the covers.