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BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes: A Cover Art Triple Crown

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes is coming and, just like The Shining Girls did, it’s got 3 international covers.

I like them all, for different reasons…but I have to say that I like Joey Hifi’s cover for the South African edition the best.

Check out the larger versions below (and the description for each edition, where I could find them).

South Africa Edition
(Umuzi | July 2014 | Cover illustration artist: Joey Hifi)

U.K. Edition
(HarperCollins | 31 July 2014 | Cover illustration artist/designer: unknown)

In the city that’s become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality. A terrifying new thriller from Lauren Beukes, award-winning author of The Shining Girls.

Detective Gabi Versado no longer believes in justice. She’s seen too much stupidity, corruption and just plain badness. But never anything like this. And now it’s bleeding into her life.

He was a broken man. The dreams which once fueled his ambition have curdled inside him – dreams of recognition, love and family. But now he has new dreams – dreams of flesh and bone made monstrously beautifully.

Detroit is the decaying corpse of the American Dream. Motor-city. Murder-city. Now a killer with the touch of an artist is turning it into the worst kind of nightmare…

U.S. Edition
(Mulholland Books | September 16, 2014 | Cover illustration artist/designer: unknown)

A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes’s new genre-bending novel of suspense.

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit’s standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams?

If you’re Detective Versado’s geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you’re desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story. If you’re Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you’ll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe–and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world.

If Lauren Beukes’s internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her Broken Monsters is a genre-redefining thriller about broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people trying to put themselves back together again.

[via Worlds in Ink]

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1 Comment on BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes: A Cover Art Triple Crown

  1. David Greybeard // June 8, 2014 at 10:04 am //

    I agree the Joey Hi-fi is easily the best. I really have a strong dislike for the US edition. That is a very dated 1980s design. Just horrible.

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