Friday, November 8, 2019

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #288

- 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
Long Bright River by Liz Moore releases at the top of 2020 on both sides of the pond. Blurbs by Paula Hawkins and Dennis Lehane had me taking a second look at this one. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Well, we have stark white font on both covers. And both are suitably dark. The US cover employs water in it's image, giving it movement. The UK cover has what looks to be a river as well, albeit a red river - death? I like the red, but what I don't need is another woman's face on the cover. I want to make my own mental images of characters from the author's words. For that reason alone, I'm going with the US cover this week. What about you? Which cover do you prefer?
Any plans to read Long Bright River?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Dianna said...

I like the UK cover better. That red slash is so ominous.

Luanne said...

One to one this week.