- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another...
I'm a big fan of Mark Billingham's Tom Thorne series. Cry Baby is the 17th entry and releases later in this year. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Both covers follow the design/look of previous books in the series. A swing is a focus of both covers. Although I have to say that the US swing looks like quite the tree topper. I guess camera angle should be taken into consideration. A treed park I would presume. The author name, then book title take precedence in this version. The UK swing is located in a gated park perhaps. The fog and weedy growths clinging the (dangerous if it's in a park) fence. The title takes precedence over author name in this version. Does the pink color mean its a girl who is the crybaby. And two nice blurbs from some other authors I quite enjoy. I have picked US covers for this author before, but I'm going to go with the UK cover this week. What about you?
Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read Cry Baby?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.