One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde. I love absurdity, especially when it’s found on a book cover. This sequel’s design raises more questions than it answers, which seems perfectly appropriate given the novel’s title. The blue background is streaked in light beams that reach up and spread across the title. The title itself is blurred and evidently part of the background, which is an unusual and bold move. The author’s title, on the other hand, is commanding with its bright yellow and serif facade. What I like best about the design is the visual scene—a bookshelf containing old paperbacks on the precipice of a fall, followed by a Norman Rockwell-type illustration of a woman who actually is falling. Evidently, the books have upset her of her spot on the shelf. The scene does an excellent job of alluding to the literal and metaphorical literary world of the story.
Readers’ Average Rating: B+
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