US // UK
This week, there isn't much competition at all.
I am currently reading this book and loving it. Trash by Andy Milligan. You'll be able to see my review sometime next week I believe, but for now, here is the synopsis:
Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives. Wanted by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking, fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man's mission to put right a terrible wrong. It's three street-boys against the world...
Sounds good, doesn't it? Now, back to the covers! I don't like the colour or the style of the US cover. It just doesnt appeal. But the UK cover. Perfection. It's a stunning image, the way the title is written, the different layers of the art really give the feel of looking into the distance. In person, you appreciate the bits in the foreground that are shiny while the rest is matte which only adds to this effect. The colour. Everything is beautiful. Check it out below in it's full wrap around beauty!
So this week, the UK wins hands down! Which do you prefer?