"Final cover to be revealed" strikes me as a promise of something truly striking. And then today I pick this up via an email from Doubleday:
It's fine. Absolutely fine. I appreciate the simplicity, the use of contrast, and will enjoy seeing if the paper is as heavily textured as the image seems to promise. But just fine. It will have no bearing on whether or not I read the novel. I always hungrily await a new Ian McEwan novel. But I felt more was coming with that type of buildup.