With the paperback of Franny Billingsley's Chime about to be released, it appears the book is getting a makeover: gone are the dark, earthy tones and dreamy model placement of the hardback cover; in its place, a more sultry MC over an almost sprightly nature background. This is probably a Face Off better judged in person, because a picture is never going to show the embossing and the detail of the original cover, which is half of the appeal. And until I see the paperback in person, I have no way of knowing if it, in fact, has the same attention to detail. But pictures are all we have, so based on these alone, which would you reach for? Does either make you feel you need to own it, or would like to know more about what it's about?
Which one did it better?
Last Week on FFO: 3 different covers of The Language of Flowers went head to head, with the 2nd and 3rd covers shutting out the first (ie the boring one I own) in a tie!