A big part of my bookish pedanticism (is that a word, cos it should be) shines through in the way I feel about book covers and the book covers of a series in particular. If I have all of the books from a trilogy or series, they absolutely MUST be the same edition. This is the main reason I won’t buy series books from Book Depository – is it just me or do you never really know what the book you’re buying from them is going to look like (unless you check the ISBN I suppose, but who can be bothered with that)? I had a friend that bought something from Book Depository recently, and what arrived in the post was one of those mini flip-book versions of the novel. WTF?
Which brings me to my next pedanticism: film tie-in covers. Yay or nay? Personally, I’m a nay. K-Stew and R-Pats dead-eyeing me from the cover of my copy of Twilight cheapens it for me somehow. Although, maybe that’s not such a great example seeing as the writing, plot and characters probably do a good enough job on their own of cheapening that guy. But you know what I mean. In hundreds of years, when the book has a survived, but no one remembers they made a movie out of it, who wants their copy of The Book Thief to have Geoffrey Rush’s face plastered all over it?
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