Sunday, April 20, 2008

Two Covers

Joshua Ferris' Then We Came to the End was a novel with a ton of hype, deserved. (I recently recommended it on the Titlepage site. I'm doing more blogging over there at Loud, Please. Please come and see me.)

I like the American cover for Ferris' novel, with its proliferating Post-it notes. But the aerial view of cubicles on the UK cover is truly inspired:

3 Comments:

Anonymous Kevin Longrie said...

Speaking of a third cover of this, the paperback version is different, and I'd say by far the worst of the lot. Both this and the original U.S. cover were great, but the paperback one is pretty terrible.

I actually can't find a picture, after ten seconds of searching, on google, but it's not great. Big red cheesy letters and bad drawings.

6:10 AM  
Blogger raych said...

This is amazing. Although, I'm not sure if I would have caught on that it was cubicles if you hadn't said anything. Because I'm dumb like that.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I have a proof copy with this cover, but it isn't what they went with from the main paperback edition that has been widely bought. They went for a wimpier one ( but it was going to get MAJOR promotion as it was selected for 'Richard and Judy's' book club - think Oprah)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-Came-End-Joshua-Ferris/dp/0141027630/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208856079&sr=8-1

You can tell it's cubicles if you have it in your hands, which was the main reason I picked it up!

5:26 AM  

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