Thursday, August 09, 2018
Under the Covers with Kate Morton
It's been a while since I've taken a look at any book covers, so I thought I'd rectify the situation. A couple of weeks ago, I told you that I was looking forward to the release of Kate Morton's The Clockmaker's Daughter. Lo and behold, I've come across three covers for the book, so let's take a look at them right now!
Morton is a native of Australia, so I thought I'd show the Australian cover first. I like it a lot. I like the combination of colors, the flowers, and the inner workings of a clock. About the only thing that I don't care for is the font the author's name is in. I would choose a different one.
Next up is the UK cover which I do not care for at all. I'm not a huge fan of women's lit; I haven't been since I was a teenager, and I think the floral theme screams that there's a soap opera-type plot concealed within. If I didn't know anything about the books Morton has written, I would walk right on by this one in the library or the bookshop.
In many ways, this is my favorite of the three covers. The colors, the clock face, the fonts... I think they all combine to make a striking cover that would catch my eye and persuade me to pick it up.
It's probably a good time to come clean here. You see, my grandfather had a large collection of antique clocks, and I think that's why this particular cover appeals to me so much.
Now it's your turn! Which cover do you prefer? Australia? UK? USA? Inquiring minds would love to know!