Friday, November 29, 2019

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover # 291

- 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
A Good Man is the debut novel from Ami Katz, releasing in January 2020 on both sides of the pond. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. "A Good Man is a dark and gripping novel of psychological suspense about a family man, in the wake of a horrifying act, trying to work out where he went wrong." Two very different cover interpretations of the book this week. Both employ bold colors. Instead of a woman's face, we have a male profile this week, one looking pensive and bit downtrodden. The font used for the tile is also bold. And that X between title and author name seems to underscore something dark. The US cover also has an X of sorts. That twisted green hose (must admit I thought it was a snake at first with the scale pattern on it) is also an X of sorts. I found this image much more evocative. I thought that little red dot by Ani might be blood, but it's a ladybug. An easy choice for me this week - US. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read A Good Man?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Icewineanne said...

US cover is definitely preferable, love the colours + image of looking down on grass at night......perhaps a crime site?
Happy reading!

Luanne said...

We agree this week Icewineanne!