Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Whisperers - Cover Opinions

This week's selection for "cover opinions" is the US and UK covers for John Connolly's The Whisperers.

So what are you thoughts on the US (LHS) and UK (RHS) covers? They are very similar this week, but which would entice you more to pick the book up if you were not familiar with John Connolly's books?

If you have read it, how well do the covers suit the story?

Read the Euro Crime review by Pat of The Whisperers.


Maxine said...

I think they are both nice, atmospheric and attractive. However, I do think that the cover should indicate, where the supernatural is concerned, more than just "thriller". If I see a book described as a "thriller" I would not expect it to be a supernatural book. I gave up reading this author when he switched from crime fic to supernatural crime, but found out the hard way (via reading the darn book).
I have nothing against supernatural literature, but I do think that publishers (who don't hesitate to give away entire plots in their blurbs!) should be clearer with potential purchasers about the genre. Who knows, they might pick up more readers.

Margot Kinberg said...

Karen - First, I agree wholeheartedly with Maxine about publishers' responsibility to be clear about a genre. I've had that kind of thing happen to me, and it is annoying. As to cover options? I like the U.K. cover better; it's got a bit more "eerie" to it, I suppose (at least for me).