Nick Hornby's Juliet Naked in Paperback

I'm really digging the new paperback cover (Sept/10) for Nick Hornby's latest, Juliet Naked. I don't think I reviewed this novel here but I liked it much more than About A Boy(mostly because Juliet Naked had well-rounded female characters and great insight into the drudgery of a sloppy long-term relationship).


Here's the hardback cover:

And the paperback's:

I like how the paperback cover is indie chic without looking like a vomitous plea for hipster cash.

10 comments:

Julie said...

I like the PB much better!

B.Kienapple said...

To be fair to the HC version, although it looks a bit like an Apple-rip off, it also spoke to the book's theme of how what is absent can define what is. However, the PB cover is definitely better eye candy.

Pete said...

I don't think Hornby appeals much to hipsters anyway - he's a great writer, but not edgy enough for the in-crowd. And Hornby created his first fully-realized female character (Maureen) in A Long Way Down, which you should check out if you haven't already.

Janet in Toronto said...

While I read the novel based on my interest in all things Hornby, if I didn't know the author, the PB cover would have been a better draw. For me, anyway.

B.Kienapple said...

Pete-you're right. Hipsters are not the right audience for this. Authors beloved by hipsters would be...Jonathan Franzen? Jonathan Letham? But what would the hipster-y music-related equivalent be? I don't know. I have to think on this. And no, I have not read A Long Way Down.

B.Kienapple said...

Love Is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield?

Heather said...

I like both covers, but I do think I would pick up and buy the paperback first.

Errant Knave said...

I own the HC, but I like the PB cover better. The PB feels like the analog version, if that makes sense.

I second reading A Long Way Down. High Fidelity is still my fave, but that one's pretty good too.

"indie chic without looking like a vomitous plea for hipster cash" might be my new favourite phrase.

Kerry said...

I enjoyed reading this book very very much. And you're right, new PB cover is excellent.

B.Kienapple said...

Hey Kerry, glad you enjoyed this novel. It took me by surprise how much I identified with it. I suppose I always through Nick Hornby was hardcore guy lit but happily it's completely accessible. I also had the pleasure of meeting him last fall and he is such a nice person.
Mr. Krave, analog works better for this book since it's about a washed up rock star from the past, though the cover still looks a touch young for the age of the characters.

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