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Re: dodger

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:35 am

Looks interesting but - no dolphins or cannibals :lol:
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Re: dodger

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:38 am

That USA cover is going to pee off some of the fans over there and leave them feeling they have got the short end of the shity stick once again. :lol:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: dodger

Postby LilMaibe » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:14 am

Paranye wrote:Covers of books are rather proverbially irrelevant, are they not?


Well, covers are what is to draw attention to the book. A bad cover can hinder sales as well as a good cover increase them. As WWD said, the americans might feel cheated for their cover (though YMMV) and I don't want to imagine what the german cover will look like.
That said, I posted the newest german covers somewhere. Go have a look at them. And then tell me: If you would have never heard of Discworld or Terry Pratchett and you'd see those standing in the shelf at your bookshop, would you think the text inside is any good?
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Re: dodger

Postby raptornx01 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:52 pm

not with most of the covers we got. though i liked the design of the Gonne on the cover of Men At Arms (even if it is a bit of a spoiler) and the Night Watch cover was perfect for the tone. the rest......
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Re: dodger

Postby Paranye » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:23 pm

Oh I'm sure you're right, good or bad covers probably do affect sales figures! I just don't care about them myself. I pick books based on recommendations, usually, or reputation, so covers just aren't something I've ever really paid much attention to unless they're either amazingly wonderful or gouge-out-my-eyes ugly. And when it comes to Terry Pratchett books I wouldn't care if the cover was a complete monstrosity and only five people read the book - just so long as I'm one of the five :D
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Re: dodger

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:28 pm

I also don't have a real problem with covers. Actually, I'd rather a cover had less rather than more and no depiction of the characters. I'd rather decide for myself what the characters look like. :)
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Re: dodger

Postby Paranye » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:57 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I also don't have a real problem with covers. Actually, I'd rather a cover had less rather than more and no depiction of the characters. I'd rather decide for myself what the characters look like. :)


Ooh yes, I had forgotten about that! Covers showing too many characters from the book can be a little annoying - especially when you go back to check after reading the book and think "did the artist even READ this?". Kidby does a fabulous job with character art though, I can't think of a time when I've found his ideas of how the characters look disagreeable.
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Re: dodger

Postby ladyramkin » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:08 pm

Didnt much like Nation and massively disappointed with Snuff, so ripping off Dickens is probably going to annoy me anyway.
That wont stop me buying it, of course :)
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Re: dodger

Postby LilMaibe » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:03 pm

ladyramkin wrote:Didnt much like Nation and massively disappointed with Snuff, so ripping off Dickens is probably going to annoy me anyway.
That wont stop me buying it, of course :)


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Re: dodger

Postby ladyramkin » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:44 pm

Probably library first is a good idea.
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Re: dodger

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:31 pm

Paranye wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:I also don't have a real problem with covers. Actually, I'd rather a cover had less rather than more and no depiction of the characters. I'd rather decide for myself what the characters look like. :)


Ooh yes, I had forgotten about that! Covers showing too many characters from the book can be a little annoying - especially when you go back to check after reading the book and think "did the artist even READ this?". Kidby does a fabulous job with character art though, I can't think of a time when I've found his ideas of how the characters look disagreeable.

I did like the Josh Kirby covers though, there were as you say busy with sometimes more characters from the book than you could shake a stick at , loved them. :mrgreen:
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Re: dodger

Postby Catch-up » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:08 pm

Don't much care about the covers one way or the other, as long as I get to read the story.

ladyramkin wrote:Didnt much like Nation and massively disappointed with Snuff, so ripping off Dickens is probably going to annoy me anyway.
That wont stop me buying it, of course :)


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Re: dodger

Postby ladyramkin » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:46 am

Hi you!!! How are you all?
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Re: dodger

Postby Thales of Miletus » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:12 pm

I'm not sure about this cover. Seems to fall into a gap between Disc And non-Disc covers. I.e. the shadows of the figures in the foreground are wearing top hats, while the shadowy figures in the background have fedoras on.
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Re: dodger

Postby RJH » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:00 pm

Friday the 13th = More Dodger News, we have a little synopsis of the book thanks to Lynsey:

Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London.
Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn’t.
But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.
And Dodger’s tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins . . .
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