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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cover Attraction



Marcia from The Printed Page hosts a weekly meme celebrating the delicate artistry of book covers. Pop over and have a look at all the wonderful artwork that motivates our book choices (like we need any encouragement).

This week my cover attraction is The Book Theif. I just love the playfulness of a child skipping along with the grim reaper that reinforces the 'playing with death' aspect of the grim storyline set in WWII.


Zuzak uses the format of dialogue with death popular in the 16th century to tell this poignent story of a little girl who loves books and is deprived of them. Spectacular imagery and quirky sense of humour propel the narrative. Anyone who loves books and language should have this book on their bookshleves, and in their booklovers' heart.

8 comments:

Wrighty said...

I've never seen this cover before. It's creepy but very fitting. I always like to see all the different versions of covers that are made just for one book.

Crystal said...

I love this cover - it's different from the ones I have seen. I have this book on my tbr pile and hope to get to it soon!

Nise' said...

That is a different cover than the book I read. Book covers are getting better and better!

Wanda said...

Interesting playmates — I love the age-worn look of this cover!

Kim said...

I love this cover and I loved the book. Death is portrayed so very interestingly in this novel--unlike anything else I have read.
*smiles*
Kim

Diane said...

I am always attracted to books with beautiful covers. I's always a bonus when the story "rocks" as well :)

printedpage.us said...

Thank you for posting a Cover Attraction this week. This a different cover for this book than the one I'm familiar with. The cover for me was better than the story as I didn't finish it.

Valerie said...

My copy of "The book Thief" (which I loved, by the way) has a picture of a row of dominoes. I think this is a great book cover and much more fitting!

BTW, found out about your Friday Firsts meme from another book blog. I like the idea, so I'll try to remember to participate this Friday :-).