03-07-2008 02:55 PM
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AVOID LINK IF CONCERNED ABOUT POTENTIAL SPOILERS (Depends on your definition -- just be cautious if of especial concern.)
Does have a picture of the cover in the UK, which I think is much more clever than the cover on the ARC.
For goodness sakes, let the figures be moths rather than butterflies! We have seen they can be quite as beautiful. (I can't tell on the UK version for certain that moths have been used.)
If I buy books based on their covers, I am largely unaware of it. I rely heavily on descriptions, referrals, reviews, and perusing the text.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. ~ Francis Bacon
03-07-2008 03:46 PM
AmyEJ wrote:After reading Chap. 13, I'm assuming the bust on the cover is some reference to Ginny. At least that's what I took away from the passage where Vivi is trying to talk to Ginny and she says that Ginny is "playing statues again," and she says that Ginny didn't move for 15 minutes. Anyway, the word "statue" is mentioned a couple of times in that context (p. 135-36), and it made me think of the cover. I don't know if that's what was intended, but it provided some concrete link in my mind. From that you could probably find other similarities between Ginny and the statute at a more metaphorical level, I suppose. I had liked the cover before finding any sort of link, though. I thought it created a sense of mystery.
03-08-2008 03:09 PM
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03-08-2008 04:12 PM
The cover intuits non-fiction to me and it's not one that would catch my attention on a book shelf.
03-08-2008 04:16 PM
KxBurns wrote:I agree, Beth -- I like it too! But I tend not to need my covers to be too closely related to what's inside. I prefer to just get an impression or a feel for the tone of the book, and I think this cover is successful on that front.But Peppermill, I LOVE the UK cover!!I love looking at covers and that's what gets my attention first. That isn't what determines if I'll get it but it does determine if I'll pick it up in the first place. It doesn't matter to me either if it's closely related to the story. I've read some great books that have had terrible covers. I prefer a good one and I'm sure the author does as well but it's not necessary. I haven't finished reading the story yet but I like the UK version with the American title. The cover we have seems a bit bland to me as well but that's just my personal taste. The UK title reminds me of a textbook not a novel.
03-08-2008 05:09 PM
Rugbugcr wrote:I think a better cover might be of an older silhouette hidden in the shadows looking out the window of the second floor of the home. Maybe out the window it could show a car arriving. I just don't think the current cover does the book any justice and wouldn't bring bookshelf appeal.
03-08-2008 11:05 PM
03-09-2008 10:08 AM
bookhunter wrote:I was book browsing today and made myself especially take note of what covers caught my attention. Really, it wasn't the covers so much as the TITLES and then the cover--then how both worked together.And I am not thrilled with this title. It doesn't lead me in any particular direction or tell me anything about the story. I think The Behavior of Moths with THIS cover might catch my eye. The marble bust would let me know that is was not really about moths. I like the art design of the UK cover, but with the Moth title, I might mistake it for a textbook!Did I read somewhere that the title was at one time The Time of Emergence or something like that? I like that.Ann, bookhunter
03-09-2008 11:28 AM
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss
03-09-2008 09:45 PM
So, the bust on the front cover is Titus Sorrell, the man who turned around Crewkerne's ailing economy in the mid-19th century. Even so, why exactly is it on the cover of the book? What significance does he have with Ginny and her family in Bulburrow Court? It's not even the same Titus as the Titus mentioned in the wikipedia link for the Chapter 14-16 discussions. (And the Titus mentioned only took up about 1 page.) I understand that the family had many antiques, but a bust such as this was never mentioned and has NOTHING to do with the story. I say, if it has nothing substantial to do with the book, then scap it.
03-09-2008 09:57 PM
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