Thursday, 23 July 2009

US Vs. UK: The Knife of Never Letting Go Covers

US // UK

Two answers this week: If I was going off the cover image, I'd choose US - I love the colours and the people running. But if I was choosing based on book presentation, I'd go with the UK. The UK hardcover (pictured) has an acetate cover, which is where all the writing is. It looks so cool, and is a great effect!

10 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I like all of the red on the US one but overall I prefer the UK paperback for some reason.

Fantastic Book Review said...

If I was walking in a bookstore and stumbled upon both books, I would pick the U.S. cover - it stands out more to me IMHO.

Keren David said...

Love the US cover, it's beautiful. I think the UK cover puts off some readers, especially girls - and a lot of people assume it's a book about knife crime.

a flight of minds said...

Not a huge fan of either of them, but it's the US cover that wins by a landslide. I like the silhouettes of the kids + dog running. On the other hand, I haven't seen the UK cover in real life, so with an acetate cover, maybe I'd like it more. It's hard to say.

- Alex

Steph Su said...

Hmm, dunno what you mean by the UK cover's presentation (I'm really bad at imagery), but I like the US one, definitely. Have you read this yet? I have it, but I really want to read it, like, now!

Juju said...

US! The people running ads a thrill.

Juju said...

Have you reviewed this one yet?

prophecygirl said...

Juju - no, not yet! I need to read it soon.

Keren - I agree! At first, I thought it was about knife crime. Its UK covers are very misleading.

Steph - I'll try and get a pic so I can show you what I mean :)

LibraryMice said...

Having read the book, I'd say the UK version wins hands down as far as representing the story goes. The US version is ok but to me it projects the fact the the book is just about kids running away and it is so much more than that!
It's a fantastic book, well worth reading.

yaReads said...

I have the UK version and I wish I'd gotten the US version. I find the jacket incredibly annoying when I'm trying to read it. I actually ended up taking it off.

Great book, though. One of the best I've read in freaking ages.