I have been wanting to read the novel Netherland by Joseph O’Neill for a while, and I was excited that the paperback release date is being move up from June, to tomorrow (due in large part to the popularity Barack Obama brought to the novel when he mentioned in an interview that he was reading it).
However, I’m so disappointed that the cover has been changed from this beautiful hardcover art:
To this, generic and blah paperback design:
I’m sure it must have been changed because someone thought the hardcover looked too old fashioned to sell well, but it was gorgeous and stood apart on the shelf. The paperback design is so generic, I feel like I’ve seen that cover a hundred times before.
(This post was brought over from emilyw.vox.com. Click here for the original post and comments.)