Friday, May 11, 2018

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #210

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
I read a lot of Stephen King when I was younger - The Stand is still one of my favourite books. The newest Stephen King book - The Outsider - releases May 22/18. The  US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Both the red and the black colour schemes used denote danger, but it is the ominous hooded person on the front that really sends shivers down my spine. The font used for the title on the US cover is unsettling as well.  The US figure seems to be carrying a bag and the UK figure has a knife. I almost feel like the UK character is stepping out of his own shadow. But maybe he is the shadow.  But its that upside down figure on the US cover seals the deal for greatest creepy factor for me this week. What about you - any plans to read The Outsider? Which cover creeps you out the most this week?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

I agree that the US cover is creepier.

Kay said...

The US cover for as well. Those creepy red eyes and the font is also disturbing. I haven't read much of King in these recent years, but it sounds like I need to change that. However, THE STAND is one of my favorite books ever, ever. It would be hard to top it.

Mystica said...

I dont think either cover does very much for Stephen King.

Icewineanne said...

US cover sends shivers! The bag for me is super creepy.....I imagine someone’s chopped off head in there - Yikes!

Luanne said...

Creepy for sure Bermudaonion.

Kay, The Stand is my favourite King novel as well.

Mystica, it's not a fantastic cover either way.

Icewineann- a head! Yikes is right.