Friday, November 20, 2020

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #339

-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
Canadian cover
There's a new Inspector Banks coming next year from Peter Robinson. Not Dark Yet will be the 27th entry and releases in Spring 2021. This is one of my fave series, so it's definitely on my TBR list. The US cover is on the left and the Canadian cover is on the right. Interestingly the same image has been used on both covers. The difference being in the view. The US cover is close up on the rocky image, specifically the opening while the Canadian cover gives us a long range view. The Canadian version has the last bits of a sunset visible which matches the title - not dark yet. The US cover shot feels ominous to me with the storm clouds just visible. I'm drawn to beaches and would happily be walking down to the rock formation to see it clearer - and what might be on the other side. The font used on the Canadian cover seems to pack more of an impact IMO. Both have pluses, but I'm going to go with the Canadian cover this week. What about you? Any plans to read Not Dark Yet? Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Icewineanne said...

As much as I love beach scenes + the colourful sunset on the Cdn cover, the darker moodiness of the US cover with its ominous clouds peeking from behind the rocks really captures my eye. So it’s the US cover for me!
Peter Robinson is a favourite of mine too. In his early days, I used to go to his readings in a book café pub in Toronto (Yonge & St. Clair), when he still lived & wrote here. There were only about 6 or 7 of us sitting at a round table. After his reading we hung around discussing books & everything else in world, while enjoying a beverage or two. Such happy days.
Looking forward to your review. Happy Reading!

Luanne said...

Split decision this week!

Oh Icewineanne - that would have been so amazing to have such a small group reading. And just hanging out afterwards! Definitely happy days...we'll get back to that someday.