Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Serenade












This idea comes from The Rap Sheet. Jeff drew attention to book covers over the years for particular titles so I decided to look at SERENADE by James Cain since my daughter had given it to me for Christmas. Mine was missing its cover but here are some of the ones I found. I think #2 is comical so I'd eliminate that one. Four doesn't have much flavor although the color combo is interesting. Six could be about western life, doesn't convey the noir aspect at all. Seven is too sixties. I vote for 1. There are probably more out there, too. What do you think?

4 comments:

George said...

I love to track the evolution of cover artwork for a given title. You can see marked changes in the paperback covers for Raymond Chandler's works.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yes, you always expect it to reflect the time it was written in, but it doesn't. Artists like to put their own spin on it.

Paul Brazill said...

This is a good idea. I wouldn't choose any, really!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Truthfully me either. None of them have the right feel to me. Too overt or too covert.