Friday, December 18, 2020

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #343

You can't judge a book by it's cover - which is very true ... 
But you can like one cover version better than another
US cover
Australian cover
I'm looking forward to Linwood Barclay's forthcoming book, Find You First. The US cover is on the left and the Australian cover is on the right. It's a stand alone suspense novel. So...both covers do convey that sense of danger.  Let's start with the Australian cover. I really like the bold pink colour. The yellow raincoat pops as well. Looking closer at the picture, those are street lights on the left side and there are some buildings on the right. And have you seen this look before? 'Young woman in trouble, running from something, looking back over her shoulder'? Uh huh, me too. Now on to the US cover. The colour used for the font transmits that danger element. And the silver for the author name pops as well. It is the image I really like. That single eye looking back in the rear view mirror at a behind is very effective. So, an easy choice for me this week - the US cover. What about you? Any plans to read Find You First? Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Grandma Cootie said...

I haven't read Linwood Barclay in a while. Might check this one out. I agree about the covers. Too many of them look the same these days , so US cover for me, too.

Icewineanne said...

Like the author’s name in a brushed-steel look on the US cover, but not a fan of eyeballs on book covers. It does covey a sense of danger. Almost like she’s looking into a rear view mirror with headlights pursuing her.
That feeling is echoed by the Aussie cover, but I’m super tired of the woman-in-danger theme - probably why I seldom read griplit anymore. It’s just become too formulaic for my taste. Aside from that I do prefer the colours on the Aussie cover, so even though we’ve all seen it many times before, I’m going with the Aussie cover this week.

Luanne said...

Thanks for weighing in Grandma Cootie and Icewineanne! I appreciate your input. So far a two to one win for the US cover.