Thursday, 9 April 2009

US Vs. UK: Speak Covers

US // UK

I've never read Speak (no, I'm not joking, unfortunately), though after reading Wintergirls, it is now high on my list of books to buy. I wandered off to Amazon UK to buy a copy, where I was met with one of the worst book covers I have ever seen. I hate everything about it; from the colours to the title font to the strange shapes and angles. Eurgh.

This week's vote is definitely going to the US version, and I refuse to buy this book until I can get hold of an American copy. I really hope I'm not alone on this!

20 comments:

misrule64 said...

Agreed UK cover is ugly, but what's more important—what's on front or what's inside? Don't deprive yourself—get a copy!

Jo said...

I do prefer the US cover over all, though I do think if the UK cover sorted out it's colours and font, it's heading in a better direction. The image itself gives more of an idea about the mood of the book, I think.

Steph Su said...

Hahaha oh dear. That's a shockingly unattractive UK cover. Will it be easy for you to get your hand on a US copy? If not, I'd be more than willing to find one and mail it to you, because I'm such a fan of the US one (and it's a good book! Shame on you for never having read it!). Just email me, my friend! :)

Mishel said...

Don't feel bad, I haven't read it either. I did win a copy from Lenore and I'm really excited to sit down and read it. And I have to say I prefer the US cover!!

P.S. An award awaits you here:

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/04/day-126-friendly-splash.html

Thao said...

Well I actually think it's okay. It's just not as good as other UK covers I've seen, and a lil creepy I may add. I love the US cover, I hope you'll get a copy soon. I've not had a chance to read this book so tell me what you think : D

cupcakewitch said...

Woah! The UK cover is sooo bad! Ah!
Don't let it stop you though, the book is amazing!

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Oh good heavens, the UK version is awful!

Chicklish said...

I read the US copy, because I was living in the States when this came out, and I loved it so much. I can't imagine it with that UK cover. Aaah, it's an amazing book.

stargirlreads said...

American is better but both arent fantastic

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I think I might have to read a Laurie Halse Anderson book. Everybody seems to love them!

Erika Lynn said...

I've never read this either actually but I actually kind of like the UK version.

Ladytink_534 said...

I haven't read Speak before either. I agree with you, the US version is definietly better!

Jo said...

By the way, I've given you an award:

http://jo-scrawls.blogspot.com/2009/04/we-were-splishing-and-splashing.html

H said...

Erm, I actually really don't like the US version and think the UK one is better. It's a more interesting idea, even if the purple wasn't the best idea.

charley said...

I like the US cover better.

Bookworm said...

Ew. Definitely the US version!

Jessica Kennedy said...

Ick on the UK version. I LOVE the US version. I haven't read it but basing the cover to the title I think it fits perfectly. I just won Wintergirls and I've heard that I'm going to love that book and want to read all of this authors books....

Great post!

Laina said...

Okay, maybe I'm nuts, but I like the UK cover. I have the US cover, though, but the leaves are silver and shiny 'cause it's a 10th anniversary copy. (And I haven't read it yet, either, too many overdue library books.)

Anonymous said...

I prefer the UK, though I really just don't get or like either of these covers to be honest. I think they're kind of ugly =/

Anonymous said...

Thier both ugly but the Uk one wins.