Friday, July 6, 2018

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #218

- 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
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.  


Icewineanne said...

Both structures appear to be barns. In my opinion, the light from each structure appears to be a reflection from the sun. Both covers convey a feeling of isolation. The UK cover depicts this by the long road, and the US cover does the same with the use of the sky. The US cover also fits in with the cover styles of Grisham’s recent books. I love the colours of the setting sun - US wins it.
The premise sounds terrific, I’ll definitely read this one.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I am also going with the US cover. I haven't read John Grisham in sooo long. He used to be one of my favorites!

bermudaonion said...

I really don't like either cover but I'd pick the US cover because of the color.

Mystica said...

I think both covers are dull but this author can sway a reader just by his work!

Luanne said...

Well US takes it this week. And I think this is going to be a good read as well!