Time and Thievery

Too tired to write it tonight, but just a heads up on the fact that tomorrow I’ll be talking about Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. I did a quick Google image search, and discovered quite an astonishing variety of covers which the book has had. Before I start chatting about what I thought of the contents, let’s look at some covers? The bottom left one is the one on my copy, but I love the dominoes edition. Which strikes you most?

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11 thoughts on “Time and Thievery

  • January 23, 2009 at 12:39 pm
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    Your copy is the one I’ve seen around here. The top right cover is spooooky!

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  • January 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm
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    I’ve got the top right one as it was the version first published in Australia. I’ll be interested to hear what you thought about the book.

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  • January 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm
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    I like the dominos one, dont like the one next to it, my copy was the bottom left one though I wanted the right one lol. Cant wait to hear your thoughts on the book, I loved it!

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  • January 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm
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    I kind of like the bottom right. The one I have is the dominoes cover and I like it all the same.

    I don’t like the top right with the blood splatterings! Eerie.

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  • January 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm
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    I agree with Darlene that the top right one is creepy. My favourite is the bottom right one but I own the bottom left.

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  • January 23, 2009 at 5:09 pm
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    I much prefer the Australian version (top right). I find it striking, rather than scary. Especially considering how well you get to know the character of “Death” depicted on the cover.

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  • January 23, 2009 at 6:51 pm
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    oooo, can’t wait. I’m reading this book to possibly do an essay on it in uni, would love to know what other people think. I have the bottom left cover. I love how playful he looks. Lx

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  • January 24, 2009 at 9:07 pm
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    Interesting – Librarything.com is a good source for various covers – have you been on that site before? Whenever I blog about books, I just don’t feel right unless I find the cover *I* had. But, I do always wonder, why do they release books with varying covers (usually by country) ie. Harry Potter???

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  • January 24, 2009 at 10:06 pm
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    This book was one of those, as with the Harry Potter series, that was read by both adults and junior readers so there were alternative covers. Amazing variety. I rather like the one on the top right but I have the parchment coloured one

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  • January 26, 2009 at 6:15 am
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    I really like the bottom right image especially for its tagline. I’ve seen this book a lot in blogs, and with really good reviews but kinda forgot about it for awhile. Thanks – it’s going into my TBR list right now. :-)

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