During my enthusiasm for Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad, I off-handedly mentioned that I didn’t care for the cover, largely because I felt like it didn’t reflect the book at all (it’s a perfectly serviceable bit of design). The re-design for the paperback, out March 22, is much better, in my opinion, but neither is as good as the cover for the UK edition which has a sense of whimsy—very present in the book—that the other two lack.
As always, your mileage may vary. I’d love to hear what other people think. If you’ve read the book, which one looks like the book you read, and if you haven’t which one makes you want to give it a go?
Added bonus: Here is a playlist compiled by Egan herself to accompany the novel.