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ugly ugly cover with good morning america logo on jacket nononono
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2021
preordered this and haven’t read the book because i can’t get over the hideousness of putting the stupid good morning america logo on the cover.
sure the book cover design is insanely ugly anyway, like they had some “live laugh love” moron stuck in a yoga commune in 2002, let’s get over that. maybe i could have dealt with that.
do american publishers really not trust readers to buy a book without ruining the cover with an ad for a tv book club? i’m all for oprah/reece/good morning america having book clubs and americans reading books by living writers and buying them new so writers can make their meager livings, but do you have to put the stupid logo on the cover so it can’t be removed? people who are still buying hardback books are buying them, particularly Kasuo Ishiguro so that they can return to the words and stories inside, so they can look at their bookshelf and see the spine and recall the journey and the ideas they shared for those pages with the characters and the writer. people are smart enough to be able to find a book without the cover being marred forever with an ad for a treacly tv show.
give the people some credit.
the UK version is beautiful.
i’m having one sent to me. for 3x what i paid amazon, but it’s worth it if it’s going to be on my shelves forever.
(and don’t even get me started on the monstrous 9x6 size they think they should print books these days. so ugly and hard to hold. you do know, publishers, that just because you get your copies as arcs and uncorrected proofs that people still need to be able to HOLD the book in order to read it. maybe all publishers have hands the size of Shaquille, but i do not.) (maybe look to mcsweeney’s; now there’s a house that knows how to print a beautiful book)