The new german Covers

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The new german Covers

Postby LilMaibe » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:19 pm

Witches Abroad
Reaper Man
Moving Pictures
Unseen Academicals

Yes, you see that right:
Not only is germany getting a new translation, but also new covers. Each crafted lovingly from only the finest examples of free 3D poser program figures and free clipart, lately sprinkled with bits and pieces from the official artworks, which have been echanced through the power of the photoshop-trial version.
Gaze in awe at these masterpieces of coverart.

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Honestly, I'd love to start a petition against them, if there'd be any chance of success
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:30 pm

:lol: yes, erm, well... they're very.... hmmm :P
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby author3 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:59 am

I think they're terrible :shock: .Although Reaper Man is clearly the best out of them.But Witches Abroad :shock: :roll:
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby meerkat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:04 am

er.... sorry, not good. Agree with Author, Reaper Man is the best amongst a bad lot!
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:05 am

I don't really want to imagine what they'll do of the next few books... Next in line is Small Gods, isn't it?
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby pip » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:12 am

Once they keep the ads out of the text
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:14 am

pip wrote:Once they keep the ads out of the text


With the new translators I can't guarentee for anything. (only for a pretty bad new translation)
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby pip » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:21 am

I've only one german version of Terry's work , The Complete Jonny collection and the translations are very ropey in parts. :D
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby Willem » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:46 am

You can't judge a cover by it's cover!
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:42 am

I just wonder why they didn't just use the Black Covers or something similar.
I shall keep you folks updated. Expect the worst
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:45 am

Have you read the books in English?

Your English seems good enough to me for you to 'get' the nuances. Reading them in English means that you get them as they were meant to be read and you get more choice with the covers.
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:55 am

Tonyblack wrote:Have you read the books in English?

Your English seems good enough to me for you to 'get' the nuances. Reading them in English means that you get them as they were meant to be read and you get more choice with the covers.


I read most of them in english. Problem is: I am not kidding when I put 'entertainment vacuum of germany' into my location. It is absolutely impossible to get the books in my town, as for some reason my bookstore can't order them. My town has little to nothing when it comes to english books, shop or library (I was surprised to see Snuff in the library, turned out it was a donation by someone who said the library lacks Pratchett).
Would you believe that my hometown is one where british troops are stationed?
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby pip » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:00 pm

http://www.awesomebooks.com/author/7591/Terry%20Pratchett/?sort=price_asc&fs=1&keywords=&condition=all&price=all&format=all

Try this lot Meeps. They deliver to Germany for free and have 512 second hand copies of Pratchetts stuff in English mostly for about 3 euro each . Got quite a few second hands from them all in great nick :D
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Re: The new german Covers

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:06 pm

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Re: The new german Covers

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:08 pm

Thanks folks :)
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