Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Hardcover vs Paperback 123

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan



Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

I think both covers were really nicely executed but the paperback speaks a little more to the description I believe and personally I find it more appealing as well. I love the layered screen print look especially!

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  1. I agree with you -- I like both but the paperback might appeal to me just a little but more. It kind of reminds me of "The Great Perhaps" by Joe Meno.

  2. I like both covers too!

  3. Reminds me of the Great Perhaps by Joe Meno! http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1280&bih=705&q=the+great+perhaps&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=

  4. Boo! Can you see that link? Anyway, it's just the Google Image search for the cover of The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno :)

  5. The hardcover doesn't really draw me to the book. It makes it look like something I wouldn't necessarily read. The paperback is prettier.


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