Cover Wars: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

cw-the-lowlandThis 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?


  1. 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.

  2. 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”.)

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