Title: The Drowner
Author: John D. MacDonald
Cover artist: Stanley Zuckerberg
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Best things about this cover:
- Lesson: brackish, green water—not for swimming.
- Fantastically creepy cover. That dude pulling her down must have one powerful set of lungs. or SCUBA equipment.
- Love the bubbles—nice touch to make sure they're coming from him (I assume it's a "him") as well as her. Also love the way the words cascade down the side of her struggling body. Accentuates the scary verticality of the whole cover.
Best things about this back cover:
- This I like less.
- Without the struggling lady to complement them, the vertically arranged words here just look stupid and purposeless.
If the fork hesitated on its way to the healthy mouth, it was a faltering so minor he was unable to detect it. But she looked considerably less friendly.
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