This week Weekly Geeks has given us a range of cover related tasks to choose from.
I've chosen to look at the cover for one of my favourite novels: SHATTER by Michael Robotham
I always had a problem with winged image: I thought it signified the angel of death, you know, the sort you see on gravestones in the cemetery. In fact I like the USA cover much better, but isn't the French one fascinating? And then, the one that is really different is the cover for the German audio version. [If you are doubtful this is for SHATTER, check the blurb on the site.]
Michael Robotham's novels are now published in 20 countries.
Why MYSTERIES? Because that is the genre I read.
Why PARADISE? Because that is where I live.
Among other things, this blog, the result of a 2008 New Year's resolution,
will act as a record of books that I've read, and random thoughts.
7 August 2010
Weekly Geeks: 2010-27: Covers
Posted by Kerrie at 5:01:00 pm
Labels: Michael Robotham, weekly geek, weekly geeks
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I am facinated by this cover of this book.... How left field is the US one...
I also like that one as well... But every other country choose to go with the angel theme...
I am not surprised by the audio - audio tend to be in a world by themselves...
Which one in your opinion is a true reflection of the plot of the book?
Is it this book that is published in 20 countires or is it his work in general?
Thanks for the comments EH. I think the US cover is actually a better one although the nasty man in SHATTER does bring the angel of death with him. I'm not sure that SHATTER has been published in 20 countries, but Michael Robotham lists 20 different publishers.
Kerrie - How interesting to look at covers from different countries; I always find it interesting. I like the US cover best, too; it's got real impact. Of course, the French cover does, too, but I do like the U.S. cover the best.
I like the French cover best. It makes me wish to pick the book. Alas, I can't read French!
Weekly Geeks: Covers
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