Cover, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: I love the bleak, overexposed, surveillance-camera-ish feel. I love the slight unrealness of it, with the the spinning, swirling in the leaves at the bottom (it’s more clear in the larger version of the cover). I love the colors—the steely blues and black and the bright red of the girl’s sweater. I love the title, how it’s faded and transparent (but the phrase “Trust No One” is bright white). I love certain aspects of the cover that relate to the story in ways that I can’t discuss for spoilery reasons. DANG IT, I LOVE THIS COVER.
Also, when you see the real version it will be even cooler. It’s being printed on a kind of holographic foil paper, so it will all have a bit of a metallic sheen that will change as you look at it from different angles.
Holy crap, I could not be happier with this thing.
If you haven’t heard, we have a solid release date: October 18, 2011. If you also haven’t heard, Variant is available for pre-order on Amazon. Why not go buy twelve copies?