Because talking is hard enough
without all those 'st's
posted by Among Amid While at 6:41 AM
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.
Ooh! I love this cover. It's a stunner and yes, it better represents the ikky contents.
Yes, great cover. Though I really like the "dark forest" cover on the Allan and Unwin edition I've got.
Oh, I love this, it's beautiful. I might have to buy another copy...
Yep, this is the one. Beautiful.
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.
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.
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.
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
That's an absolute cracker of a cover, Margo.
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
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I write fiction. My latest novel is Sea Hearts, published by Allen & Unwin in Australia—this novel is published as The Brides of Rollrock Island by David Fickling Books and Jonathan Cape in the UK, and by Knopf in the US, and as Seeherzen from Rowohlt in Germany. I've also written Tender Morsels and five short story collections: White Time, Black Juice, Red Spikes, Yellowcake and Cracklescape.
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