Friday, November 9, 2018

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #236

- 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 think Greg Iles is a brilliant writer. The Natchez Burning
trilogy was amazing. I'm so excited to hear that he has a new novel called Cemetery Road coming out in Spring 2019. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Oh, it's going to be hard to choose this week. On the US cover, I really like the large sky pic and the darker clouds rolling. The long, straight road that ends in who knows what. A cemetery? For me this cover brings to mind Iles' Mississippi. The UK cover takes us into the swamps or bayous it seems. A very different colour scheme. Wet vs. dry it seems. The reflection in the water is effective. What lies beneath? I'm going to go with the US cover this week. What about you? Which cover do you prefer?
 Any plans to read Cemetery Road?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Kay said...

I, too, am so excited about a new Iles book. I love the way he writes. For me, the US cover is better. That's how I think of Mississippi. Yes, there are swamps, etc., but Louisiana is more a swamp place - in my mind anyway. Can't wait for this book!!

bermudaonion said...

It's a tough call but I think I like the US cover better too.

Luanne said...

Looks like US across the board this week. Regardless of the cover, it's going to be a fantastic read I'm sure!

Icewineanne said...

Just discussed The Quiet Game with my Sunday brunch book club. It was a very lively discussion!
Really enjoyed his descriptions of Natchez & the politics. His books are fairly long so it will be awhile before I get to this one. Both covers are eye-catching...... but I think the US conveys more of a sense of a “cemetery road”.

Luanne said...

Icewineanne - I loved the Natchez trilogy. I think I'm going to have to pre order this one. And I agree with your cover comment - it does look like more of a cemetery road.