May 14, 2011

US vs. UK

Everyone knows I'm completely obsessed with the UK. "US vs. UK" was created by Jenny from Wondrous Reads and it compares covers from books released in the two countries. 

Water for Elephants: A Novel

Today's comparison is Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen. The US cover shows a circus curtain with someone peeking through, possibly looking at elephants. The UK cover shows a stunning woman and ... that's it. No reference to water or elephants. The woman certainly doesn't look thirsty, or dressed for the most spectacular show on earth. Although, I realize she must portray one of the main characters. This was a no brainer for me. The US cover wins! Check out the movie trailer below that stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.

Which cover do you favor?

Total: US 4, UK 2


  1. It's weird because I have never seen the supposed 'UK' cover... I see the circus one everywhere...But I suppose you are right.

    Now I see the Film one quite often. (I HATE film book covers!!)

  2. I hate film covers with the actors/actresses too.

  3. I agree, US cover wins for me