Friday, March 8, 2019

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #253

- 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
The 29th (!) book, Neon Prey, in John Sandford's long running Lucas Davenport series releases in April on both sides of the pond. I've read the 28 that have come before and am looking forward to this newest. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Two very brightly coloured covers this week. The UK cover is very busy to me - too any images. But the neon part is well telegraphed. The US cover has a much cleaner look. It almost looks like a marquee. So easy choice for me this week - US. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read Neon Prey?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

29 books. Wow. I've read quite a few of the previous books but not all of them. I like the US cover better too. The perspective seems to be off on the UK cover.

Kay said...

I like the US cover better as well. As you said, the UK cover is too busy. I think I've only read one or two of the books in this series - way, way back. Probably won't catch up with it at this point. Too many others that I'm more fond of.

Icewineanne said...

Wow, tough choices this week. I prefer the lettering on the US cover but like the Vegas style drawing on the UK for me it’s a draw.

Anonymous said...

I love these books. I've read them all - the Lucas Davenport series and the Virgil Flowers series. They're fantas in road trip audiobooks as my husband and I both enjoy them.

Melissa Radddetz

Ethan said...

I agree that the US version is much nicer to look at and really delivers the neon theme. I saw this week that the next Virgil Flowers novel is titled Bloody Genius. I can't wait to read them both!

Luanne said...

Bermudaonion - I know - 29 is a lot of books for a series. But they haven't lost their appeal for me.

Kay - I rarely go backwards in a series - I already know what's happened.

Icewineanne - they both have their appeal, don't they?

Melissa - Oh Virgil - love that series as well!

Ethan - oh a new Virgil - added to my TBR pile!

Overall this week - US win.

Dianna said...

Definitely the US for me!

Luanne said...

and one more for the US cover seals the deal