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0524 The Green Ripper

January 30, 2014
0523 Green Ripper, The 1814
  • Title: The Green Ripper
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN-10: 0812984099
  • ISBN-13: 9780812984095
  • Cover Artist: photo

I like this one. It’s minimalist, for sure, but the solitary figure captures the sour mood that Travis is going through at this time and the ripples make it hard to see what lies ahead. The water is a common theme in this set of photo covers, and why not? Ole McGee is a waterman, after all, and this water is close enough to green to qualify as a true Color Cover. And you know I like shadows and reflections.

My first thought was that we are looking into a swimming pool, but now I doubt it. I think we’re standing on a dock looking down into shallow water with a sandy bottom. The shaded area is the shadow of the dock; there is no glare because it’s in shadow, see? And the waves are far too large for a swimming pool.

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