Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Hardcover vs Paperback 139

"It was August. For years it was August . . . . There was heat like wet gauze and a high, white sky and music coming from everywhere at once." 

In the long, hot Illinois summer of 1973, insecure, motherless Jamie falls under the dangerous spell of her older, more worldly cousin Fawn, who's come to stay with Jamie and her uncle as penance for committing an "unmentionable act." It is a time of awakenings and corruptions, of tragedy and loss, as Jamie slowly discovers the extent to which Fawn will use anything and anyone to further her own ends—and recognizes, perhaps too late, her own complicity in the disaster that takes shape around them. 

Here is an interesting H vs P. Same photo and layout but different treatment for the typography. I really like the change that was made to the paperback, it really wakes up the whole cover with the use of some bright bold copy! I also really like the angle that the copy is at, definitely makes it more interesting.

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  1. I like the paperback too!

  2. I like paperback. The Hardcover is too bright!

  3. Anonymous12:27 PM

    Paperback for sure. The pink just sets it off just right. I actually own this, and it was a great book :D


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