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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cover Comparison Thursday: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak /// plus a brief blogging vacation

Cover Comparison Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by me to showcase international covers of a certain book, and share opinions on each.

<-- US Version

This cover is both simple and intriguing at the same time. I love the dominoes, and the eerie font. I would definitely pick this book up.

Score: 8/10

UK version 1 -->

This cover is pretty boring. I'm all for simplicity, but not for simple covers looking like they're geared towards 90 year olds

Score: 4/10

<-- UK version 2

In my opinion, this cover isn't really eye-catching. It's a little dull and not the least bit interesting. At least it has more color than the other UK version

Score: 5/10

Japanese version -->

While I'm happy not to see this cover looking as though it belongs on a comic book, I do not like the color scheme. The browns against the orange background remind me of a rotting pumpkin, or dog barf.

Score: 3/10

For me, the US version is an overwhelming favorite. If you participate this week, leave the link in the comments and I'll be sure to stop by your blog.


Now, for part 2 of this post. I'm going to take a blogging vacation. My summer is getting hectic with babysitting, friends, golf, rowing, vacations, etc, and I'm afraid to say I'm going to have to put the blog in the backseat for a bit. Cover Comparison Thursdays will continue, even if I'm not able to post one of the weeks, and I will still comment on others comparisons.

A note to publishers/authors: I will continue reading and reviewing the ARCs you have sent, and the reviews WILL be posted. It just might take a bit longer than usual.


Aubrie said...

I like the US cover the most as well. Good luck on your blogging vacation!

Meeroar said...

I agree, the whole "dancing with Death" idea on most covers is really repulsive. Have fun on your "vacation" !

Lia Victoria said...

UK Version 1, I actually think is really lovely, but USA wins all the way :]

Emilia Plater said...

I like the US one best too! I like the whimsy of UK1, but you're right, it does seem kind of old haha. Great post... I hope you enjoy your vacation! <333

Anonymous said...

I love the UK and US version!

Sam said...

I like the first UK version the best, I think. I have the US cover, which I really like, but I like the UK version best.

Nomes (inkcrush) said...

I like the US one here, but I love the Australian one evn more :)

Enjoy your blogging vacation :)


Marieke said...

I love UK version 1, I actually like the 'old' look. :)

Anonymous said...

I like the US cover best. I can appreciate the old look of the UK 1, but it's not lively and wouldn't appeal to younger readers.

Anonymous said...

The UK version is really very interesting. And i love the way to explained the topic. its something different to read too

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