07 May, 2009

One of the UK covers for TM,

by Jeremy Caniglia, is now circulating, and the commenters on Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews think it's more representative of the contents than the Knopf cover. What do you reckon?

11 Comments:

Anonymous Jonathan said...

I'm about a third of the way through the book, and I agree that this is probably a much fairer indication of what the emptor ought to cavere, even though the bear-hugging cover is beautiful, and bits it refers to cry out for illustration (and wide dissemination). On the other hand, there may be something spoilerish about this: it suggests whole twists of the plot that I hadn't dreamed of.

07 May, 2009 06:59  
Blogger Cat Sparks said...

Ooh! I love this cover. It's a stunner and yes, it better represents the ikky contents.

07 May, 2009 10:07  
Blogger chrisbarnes said...

Yes, great cover. Though I really like the "dark forest" cover on the Allan and Unwin edition I've got.

07 May, 2009 12:34  
Blogger Greg G said...

Oh, I love this, it's beautiful. I might have to buy another copy...

07 May, 2009 14:12  
Anonymous Jason Fischer said...

Yep, this is the one. Beautiful.

07 May, 2009 15:42  
Anonymous Wendy said...

I'll be the lone voice of dissent, then: I wouldn't have been eager to read a book with this cover, which looks depressing and maybe even a little campy. And I've never gotten the thing about the original cover giving the reader the wrong expectations about what's inside--I think it fits the tone perfectly. Didja see those CLAWS? This isn't any nicey-nice Disney adaptation.

08 May, 2009 02:19  
Blogger Nymeth said...

I agree with Wendy - the other cover did give me a good idea of what to expect from the book. The bear could look protective at first glance, but if you look closer you see it also looks menacing. The claws and teeth, the thorns in the background...and plus the fact that the girl looks distressed.

I actually like this cover too, though.

08 May, 2009 05:18  
Blogger The Scarlet Tree said...

I love this cover! It really is a fantastic artwork. It is more gritty than the bear one. Alas, I havn't strated reading yet...life keeps knocking my reading pile by the way.

08 May, 2009 13:49  
Blogger Ben said...

Great cover! I must say quite suggestive. But I think the forest cover on the Allan and Unwin edition is better. This is Benjamin from Israeli Uncensored News

30 May, 2009 03:57  
Blogger james roy said...

That's an absolute cracker of a cover, Margo.

01 June, 2009 23:28  
Blogger Abigail said...

This cover appeared in my office (in London) on Friday, as a review copy. Couldn't stop looking at it. Picked it up and took it home that night; read the whole book on Saturday and thought it was amazing. I hope it has the same impact across the UK and I'm definitely going to ensure we give it a great review in Now magazine. Phenomenal novel, Margo, thank you. I absolutely loved it and I've not read any of your previous work. But I will now!

Abigail

21 June, 2009 18:28  

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