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The cover give me a Hitchcock feeling, I think that it reminds me of one of his movie posters.I like the cover a lot. It says thriller all over it and the text is very easy to read. Good Job.
Okay. So I have to admit this cover creeped me out a bit. I think that is one of the intended goals. The scalpel, nips of face parts resituated this way and that. Definitely eye catching. The genre is clear that it's a thriller. I'm guessing Nicholas Colt is the main character, a recurring person for what may be a series for this book.
OMG, Jude! What were you thinking? This is horrible!Just kidding. Actually, I think it's pretty good although it took me a minute to see the scalpel in the middle. Lots of things going on and it took a minute to figure this one out. But it made me look...so that's a good thing.Definitely looks like suspense/thriller. I'd read the description on this one.
Took me about a half hour looking at it on and off before I was sure the eye on the right was an eye (because the pupil is not round). A couple of hours later I came back to it, took another look and spotted the scalpel and the second eye. Then I searched for and found the nose. If it was my cover I would make the face more obvious. I loved the text.
I really like.. It would make me read the description.my nitpicks:Your name should be larger and possibly where "A Nicholas Colt thriller" is located. I think the scalpel should stand out from the "patient", so I would've put it diagonally or something.
I'm going to disagree with both JJ and Jiva. I think this is an excellent cover. I would definitely not put the scalpel diagonal. I saw it right away but even if I didn't, part of the power of this cover is its powerful first impression, followed by an in depth reveal. I have no problem with where your name is Jude or its size. The typeface suits the cover. The blurb is readable. This is a piece of art. I love it. Seriously.
Thanks, Eric! Thanks, Robin! And thanks to all who commented. The feedback is much appreciated.