Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hardcover vs. Paperback 52

Her Last Death

Hardcover

Paperback

Amazon.com:

Her Last Death begins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma after a car accident. She might not live. Any daughter would rush the thousands of miles to her mother's bedside. But Susanna cannot bring herself to go. Her courageous memoir explains why.

Glamorous, charismatic and a compulsive liar, Susanna's mother seduced everyone who entered her orbit. With outrageous behavior and judgment tinged by drug use, she taught her child the art of sex and the benefits of lying. Susanna struggled to break out of this compelling world, determined, as many daughters are, not to become her mother.

Sonnenberg mines tender and startling memories as she writes of her fierce resolve to forge her independence, to become a woman capable of trust and to be a good mother to her own children. Her Last Death is riveting, disarming and searingly beautiful.

I like both the hardcover and the paperback. Maybe the hardcover slightly more because how simple it is without all the quotes and stuff like the paperback has. Those kinds of things are nice but sometimes they muck up the cover!

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16 comments:

  1. It looks (purely from an aesthetic side not knowing the story) that the paperback is a bit darker and befitting of "death".

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  2. I'm not crazy about either one, but I think I like the paperback better.

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  3. I prefer the darker colors of the paperback.

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  4. I'm not a fan of either. I would say the hardback for aesthetic appeal but I don't like the shoes.

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  5. Paperback. It looks just right. The other lacks something.

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  6. I like the paperback because it's darker. It seems more appropriate for the title and all.

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  7. I like the hardcover more because it just looks more interesting to me.

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  8. I like the paperback more. :)

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  9. The shoes annoy me on the first one, so I'll go paperback.

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  10. Paper back. The dark colors, body language, and tone seem much more fitting and appealing. The other looks like a preppy highschooler.

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  11. Hardcover. There are way too many quotes all over that paperback.

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  12. perhaps this one should have been type only, something utterly stark.

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  13. The first one looks like a chick lit book. The second one seems to better reflect the theme of the memoir.

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  14. i like the 1st one! i m going by the colors and not the theme!

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  15. there is a look alike post i saw.. if you would like to see it - it is on Sandra's blog - http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/cover-attractioncopy-cat-covers.html

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  16. I like the paperback better. I feel like the paperback legs are more relate-able. :)

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