This week’s book was recently voted out of The Tournament of Books. I’m not saying that is because of the cover, but we can speculate. As you may recall from my review of The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, I was not a huge fan of the book. I found it slow and plodding. Do you think that had something to do with the North American cover?
In my opinion, there is not much competition, but I’m generally wrong at anticipating your opinions.
What do you think? Which book would you pick up? And if you’ve read The Lowlands, which cover do you think best represents it?
I read just a few chapters of the book before I returned it to the library. I found it slow too. The North American cover is better though I can see the other two covers for the paperback release.
Oh no! I’m not very encouraged by these opinions of The Lowland and we just chose it as our Book Club book!
I’m not a fan of any of the covers. I plan to read the book because of it’s Bailey’s Prize nomination but I wouldn’t have picked it up otherwise with any of these covers.
Since I’ve read the book I can say that 2 of the covers make sense to me given the story and I really like the red one. The NA cover does absolutely nothing for me.
I like the white cover best – neat. The other 2 covers are quite gaudy in my opinion.
I like the US cover best. I think there’s just too much going on in the other two.
The color on the UK edition is stunning!
I find the coloured covers way too busy so even though it’s kind of boring I prefer the North American version. (By the way, I LOVE this post idea! I always find myself judging a book by its cover even though you’re not “supposed to”.)
I totally judge books by their covers! I think we all do to a certain extent. Thanks for participating.