Thank you, Caterina von Catherine, for tipping us off to this rather cool cover. This is a thriller that takes place in the former Soviet Union in 1953, during the last years of Stalin's regime. At a time when "murder" as a concept did not exist in the Soviet lexicon, only "enemies of the state", a detective investigates the murder of a child. I love the incorporation of the geometric red shape to the sparse, graphic photograph. The red shape could be the slope of a snowy hill against a red sky or a guillotine. I also can't help thinking this cover reminds me of a box of Marlboros. In a good way.
From Barnes & Noble: Tom Rob Smith is a screenwriter and novelist whose literary debut, 2008's Child 44, inspired an intense bidding war at the London Book Fair. The well-received thriller was subsequently optioned by film director Ridley Scott.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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The other day I came upon this book which, as fas as I can remember, is the book that started my passion for covers...
What about you?
OK, who designed American Psycho? Was it Chip Kidd? Evan Gaffney? Michael Ian Kaye? Who?
The design is by The Lloyd Ziff Design Group. So I guess we will call him the anonymous designer ;-)
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