Friday, August 10, 2018

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #223

- 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've enjoyed Sophie Hannah's new mysteries for iconic 
detective Hercule Poirot. The newest, The Mystery of Three Quarters, releases in late August on both sides of the pond. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Agatha Christie's signature is front and centre on both covers. Both covers announce that this is a new Hercule Poirot mystery. The images used are quite different. The splotched ink leaking from the fountain pen hints at something amiss. But I'm not a bit fan of the background colour. I do like the blue and black of the UK cover. Wrought iron gates are either keeping something or someone in or out - there will be a story there. And I live the little moustache homage on the gate. Overall, it's the UK cover for me this week. Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read The Mystery of Three Quarters?
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 color of the US cover. I find the UK cover much more appealing.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I like the UK cover the best!

Kay said...

Yes, I'm voting for the UK cover too. I like those gates. I finished my first Sophie Hannah book this week, but it wasn't a Hercule Poirot book. I'm still a little iffy about those. One day probably.

Luanne said...

UK cover - 4. US cover - 0. A clear winner this week.

It is hard to have an iconic character 're-written', but Hannah has a done a good job.