Yes, this is filled with whisky

Yes, this is filled with whisky

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cover me!

Does this look just slightly wrong to you?




Here's a great story on how that cover came to be this cover






11 comments:

Colin Smith said...

Interesting. Without knowing the context, the fiery rose makes me think of a romance novel. The final version is definitely the best.

JeffO said...

I couldn't even read the first one. I thought it said "Frise". And to be honest, the color turned me off, too. I like the cool blue much better.

Laura Mary said...

...Faise?

...Frise?

Oh FALSE memory!!!!!

Emily Cross said...

LOL I thought it was Frise too!

Adele said...

I thought it was Frise Memorg



GillyB said...

For sure read that as Frise Memorg and was like, "Oh! They've published it in Swedish!" But no.

Laura Mary said...

What is it with the letter 'L'? Is it not worthy of capital status?!?!

Maybe that cover should have been entered here too!
http://www.lowercasel.com/

I do rather love the rose image though!

pjcasselman said...

The first looks like the book came out in 1971. I see a right hand cupping a rose and a left hand embracing the right with a cigarette in its fingers. Groovy, baby.

Christina Auret said...

The fact that the rose was right in the middle of the page (horizontally anyway), bugged me so much I didn't even read the text. Second one is so much better.

It does make me wonder what kind of book this is,though, that it could potentially have had both these covers.

Kristin Laughtin said...

We always read about how many drafts a book goes through, but it's nice to see that with covers as well. I definitely like the new one better, and not just because blue is my favorite color!

Chippy said...

I actually quite like the rose. But it looks like it says 'faise' to me not 'false'.

But I do like the blue as well

Chippy