Thursday, April 7, 2011

Losing the Hate by Simon Palmer

What's the genre? What's the logline? What is it you like or don't like about this cover? Does it make you want to know more about the book? Does it make you want to BUY the book? Discuss.


  1. Since I cannot read the small's my logline:
    An alcoholic son loses his father and regrets never telling him that he ruined his life.

  2. I can't read the text, and I don't care for the "by" before the author's name. I think that makes it look amateurish. You don't see "by" on a traditionally published cover.

    I think the text says that this is a short story. I can't really tell what it's about, but I'm assuming that regret and death play a role.

  3. My logline: One man's journey to recovery from abuse at the hands of the Catholic Church.

    I zoomed in on the cover, and from what I could read of the small text, it's something similar, and it says it's a true story.

    The image conveys anguish and religion, and the descending title font adds an undertone of strong negative emotion that works well with the wording of the title. The cross looming against the light sky in the background conveys both oppression and hope.

    I like the artwork and title better than the actual logline. The logline should be a lot shorter so it's easier to read.

    I don't think I'd pick this one up, because it looks like it would be emotionally draining to read, and it's not for me. But if I were in a situation similar to the author's, I think I'd want to read the book.

  4. I have no idea what this book is about. The text is too small to read and the image doesn't narrow it down for me. The cross in the background is an interesting symbol, but I don't know how it relates to the guy in the forefront.

    Sorry, but this cover does not inspire me to pick up the book and read the description.

  5. I also have no idea what this book is about or what genre it is.

    The cover doesn't work for me. The photo is not appealing and the title text is very bland.

    Even if I could read the small text I think that it would be just too much for the cover.

  6. The title doesn't appeal to me (and this just might be me), in that I immediately thought of somebody going off on a politically correct rant of some sort.

    I don't know the genre. Horror? True crime? Not sure.

    Logline: Anguished man tries to deal with the death of his father/mother/wife/child.

    Boy, I sure was helpful, hunh? Sorry.