First look at the US cover for MR. MONSTER

Last week I got a big shiny box from Tor–shiny not in the literal sense, but in the deeper, more meaningful imaginary sense. What should it contain within but a big stack of advance copies of my first sequel, Mr. Monster! This was my first look at the cover design, and I have to say that it is AWESOME.

What do you think?

27 Responses to “First look at the US cover for MR. MONSTER”

  1. June says:

    Looks great, and ties right in to the IANASK cover.

  2. WEKM says:

    Ok, that just rocks. I can hardly wait to get my hands on that one too.
    Wait, I didn’t mean it like that…

  3. Matthew Watkins says:

    Awesome!! This is really a neat cover. Can’t wait to have it on my shelf. IANASK had a beautiful cover as well, and lots of people have picked it up off my shelf to read the back. Usually a good sign.

  4. Alex Booth says:

    That’s fantastic! It has that sparce simplicity that is often lost on book covers because they try to cram too much in too little space. Well done.

  5. Mike says:

    Very nice. Is Sept. 28 (as per chapters website) the actual Canadian release date, or just their guesstimate?
    Also, is there a Canadian book tour planned?

  6. Jillena says:

    Awesome! I just hope they fix the spelling in the quote. Having a misspelled word on the cover is not a good idea :). Unless “chiling” is a new word and I’m out of the loop :(.

  7. Jenny says:

    I LOVE IT.

    It’s very Dexter – minimalist and awesome!

  8. Sean says:

    Um, John stole your knife apparently. See? It has your name on it.

  9. David says:

    Evocative minimalism. Love it, wish more books could do this.

  10. Shi says:

    Hey, I dig it! I like the simplicity. And the idea of John with a knife… well, we did get a taste of that from the first book. This’ll look great on the shelves.

  11. stacy says:

    I think “chilling” is spelled with two Ls. 😀 And that otherwise, it’s a great design. It’ll stand out on the shelf.

  12. Solid. Glad others saw the misspell, because I missed it.

  13. Mike says:

    Love it!

  14. I like it!!!
    But i also like the monster eyes too on the other book…

    Either way–Spooky.

  15. jackie says:

    I like it a lot..but then it could be a blank cover and I’d love it…I just finished reading IANASK….holy shit.!…I’m sold…I read it straight through and every time I had to stop to pee or eat I’d send someone an email about this great book I’m reading..I’m going to do a post on my blog and spread the word…You done good kiddo…fecking loved it.

  16. jackie says:
    my post on my book review…
    what’s funny is..with my weird and off the way life and attitude, people thought the title of my post(your book title) was about me…someone thought i had been read my marinda rights..haha

  17. Hannah says:

    Haha, I lent my copy of Mr. Monster to a friend a few weeks ago. She read it in four hours, and has since then read it again. I don’t think I’m getting it back.

  18. PJ says:

    Did someone say Canadian book tour?!?

  19. John Brown says:

    Love it. That is a great simple cover.

  20. Nathan Major says:

    Wow. That’s brilliant. That is seriously one of the best covers I’ve seen. I’m a huge fan of minimalistic/abstract covers, and that is downright fantastic. I’m buying this book first day, for certain.

  21. Steve D says:

    Great cover. I like the back of it even better where my blog has a cover quote…

  22. Arlene says:

    Nice! What’s your favorite cover so far? How many are there now?

  23. Mike says:

    I finally tracked down a copy of Serial Killer on Saturday, and finished it the very same day. It was amazing and I can’t wait to read Mr. Monster when it finally comes out! Great job!

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  25. erisian23 says:

    i can dig it..
    i have a knife like that, but i use it primarily for eating apples, not for killing people.. except on tuesdays.

    lets just make that clear..

  26. Tabitha says:

    I just finished reading I Am Not a Serial Killer, and I WANT MORE! What an incredible thriller. You should have a Goodreads giveaway of the sequel…and make sure that I win it. :)

  27. tim says:

    Like it so much more than the British edition :-) Great book!!

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