Odin's crows and myth and the intersection of a very ordinary and manageable world with an unfamiliar and frightening one are a few of the things that have kept me turning pages in this long-awaited second novel from Diane Setterfield. Just as in The Thirteenth Tale, Setterfield will not be rushed. The story unfolds slowly, the plotting and prose deftly executed to leave reader both enthralled and wary of what may come next. I'm almost done, only a double-digit number of pages remain.
While delighted with the book, I'm a little miffed with the cover design for the US edition. Or to be more exact, I had no trouble with it, not feeling one way or the other about it until I saw the UK cover this evening. The UK cover which is much more fitting for the book. At least in my opinion. What do you think? Whether you have read it, and have an opinion about the match of content and design, or have not read it and simply prefer one cover to the other. UK on left, US on right.