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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu May 06, 2010 10:48 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I like it! :D

Although I'm not sure about Mau wearing a grass skirt.

You never said you didn't like it at all - just nit picked on the details which isn't the same :wink:

I haven't read the book yet (still! :oops: ) but I did listen to the recent radio version. Visually the original blue(ish)/silhouette cover is simple and impactful, but this one's much more illustrative and traditional of course, which suits the archaic placement of the storyline - and it's very well drawn too.

I think I prefer the original for its simplicity and for not being conformist - which is in total harmony with the theme of not accepting that 'it's always been that way' and challenging what you've been told to accept. However, I do like the depiction of Daphne on this cover very much as she really does look like a ghost girl in that shaft of sunlight :D
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Postby BaronBreton » Thu May 06, 2010 11:04 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:However, I do like the depiction of Daphne on this cover very much as she really does look like a ghost girl in that shaft of sunlight :D

i don't know the englis's version but the white of Daphe really "jump at our eyes". We see it very well. And she's really as a ghost

the the originaly cover, with his simplicity is pure, and the dolphin is so important too !!!
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Postby BaronBreton » Mon May 10, 2010 7:38 pm

I ask for Amandine Labarre :

It's some shadows on the back of Mau. It's for create a link with this caracters on the first "floor" of the picture and the nature. And for his skin is not nude, becauce the nature is verry present on the picture
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 10, 2010 7:56 pm

BaronBreton wrote:I ask for Amandine Labarre :

It's some shadows on the back of Mau. It's for create a link with this caracters on the first "floor" of the picture and the nature. And for his skin is not nude, becauce the nature is verry present on the picture
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Postby freddy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:41 pm

I loved this book and I loved the play I went to see at Broad way, the one that was beemed live from the national theater. I found the book very moving emotional and makes you think about what has happen to other people around theworld who have to deal with sunamies (big waves). I wont say much more incase theres people rading this who have not read the book. :lol: its defantly worth a re read
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Postby mystmoon » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:13 pm

I saw Nation at the cinema, taking a friend who had never read Pratchett with me. She was somewhat put off by the fact that I cried at the end tho
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