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Re: Reading/Book Pet Peeves
« Reply #255 on: February 07, 2013, 12:32:05 AM »
I disagree. The cover is part of the reading experience and should absolutely factor in, as long as it's made clear in the review and not just a solitary rating (which isn't possible on Anazon, but it is on goodreads).

The examples rose red gave shouldn't though.
 
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Re: Reading/Book Pet Peeves
« Reply #256 on: February 07, 2013, 01:49:19 AM »
How about - when publishers take a beloved childhood heroine and decide to market her as, well, as something that indicates they've never actually *read* the book in question: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Avonlea-Island/dp/1481024116/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top.

(To be fair, it is a "CreateSpace" edition on Amazon, whatever that is. But I understand that Anne, and her image, are still legally controlled by Montgomery's heirs, which makes me wonder if this is really an "authorized" edition.)

http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Life-Ingalls-Wilder/dp/0380016362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360219534&sr=1-1&keywords=laura+donald+zochert#_

Go to search inside the book, and then go to the back cover. Laura would never wear something like that.

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« Reply #257 on: February 07, 2013, 01:55:49 AM »
How about - when publishers take a beloved childhood heroine and decide to market her as, well, as something that indicates they've never actually *read* the book in question: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Avonlea-Island/dp/1481024116/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top.

(To be fair, it is a "CreateSpace" edition on Amazon, whatever that is. But I understand that Anne, and her image, are still legally controlled by Montgomery's heirs, which makes me wonder if this is really an "authorized" edition.)

http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Life-Ingalls-Wilder/dp/0380016362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360219534&sr=1-1&keywords=laura+donald+zochert#_

Go to search inside the book, and then go to the back cover. Laura would never wear something like that.

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OH NO!!!
I am gasping in shock here.
It's not like there weren't any detailed descriptions of what she wore IN THE BOOK. Thank heavens she's deceased; she'd be within her rights to sue for libel!

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« Reply #258 on: February 07, 2013, 02:14:33 AM »
How about - when publishers take a beloved childhood heroine and decide to market her as, well, as something that indicates they've never actually *read* the book in question: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Avonlea-Island/dp/1481024116/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top.

(To be fair, it is a "CreateSpace" edition on Amazon, whatever that is. But I understand that Anne, and her image, are still legally controlled by Montgomery's heirs, which makes me wonder if this is really an "authorized" edition.)

http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Life-Ingalls-Wilder/dp/0380016362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360219534&sr=1-1&keywords=laura+donald+zochert#_

Go to search inside the book, and then go to the back cover. Laura would never wear something like that.

Somehow that doesn't bother me nearly as much, because at least those drawings were inspired by the TV-series.
 
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Re: Reading/Book Pet Peeves
« Reply #259 on: February 07, 2013, 08:57:20 AM »
I disagree. The cover is part of the reading experience and should absolutely factor in, as long as it's made clear in the review and not just a solitary rating (which isn't possible on Anazon, but it is on goodreads).

The examples rose red gave shouldn't though.

I think the cover is a factor too. I can't stand it when book covers feature images from the movie version. You wouldn't believe how long it took me to find a copy of The Road that did not feature Post-Apocalyptic Viggo Mortensen. And heck, that was a good film adaptation, but I still didn't want it on my book.


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Re: Reading/Book Pet Peeves
« Reply #260 on: February 07, 2013, 09:31:10 AM »
How about - when publishers take a beloved childhood heroine and decide to market her as, well, as something that indicates they've never actually *read* the book in question: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Avonlea-Island/dp/1481024116/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top.

(To be fair, it is a "CreateSpace" edition on Amazon, whatever that is. But I understand that Anne, and her image, are still legally controlled by Montgomery's heirs, which makes me wonder if this is really an "authorized" edition.)

http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Life-Ingalls-Wilder/dp/0380016362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360219534&sr=1-1&keywords=laura+donald+zochert#_

Go to search inside the book, and then go to the back cover. Laura would never wear something like that.

 :o :o :o
OH NO!!!
I am gasping in shock here.
It's not like there weren't any detailed descriptions of what she wore IN THE BOOK. Thank heavens she's deceased; she'd be within her rights to sue for libel!
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« Reply #261 on: February 07, 2013, 09:43:48 AM »
I disagree. The cover is part of the reading experience and should absolutely factor in, as long as it's made clear in the review and not just a solitary rating (which isn't possible on Anazon, but it is on goodreads).

The examples rose red gave shouldn't though.

I think the cover is a factor too. I can't stand it when book covers feature images from the movie version. You wouldn't believe how long it took me to find a copy of The Road that did not feature Post-Apocalyptic Viggo Mortensen. And heck, that was a good film adaptation, but I still didn't want it on my book.

When I read The Girl with the Pearl Earring, my copy had the painting on the cover.  I saw later editions that had the two leads from the movie snuggling up together.  No!!!!!!!  First of all, if you don't what the painting looks like, you really need to see it to appreciate the book.  And then, the snuggling NEVER HAPPENED.  Totally misleading.
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« Reply #262 on: February 07, 2013, 09:58:45 AM »
How about - when publishers take a beloved childhood heroine and decide to market her as, well, as something that indicates they've never actually *read* the book in question: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Avonlea-Island/dp/1481024116/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top.

(To be fair, it is a "CreateSpace" edition on Amazon, whatever that is. But I understand that Anne, and her image, are still legally controlled by Montgomery's heirs, which makes me wonder if this is really an "authorized" edition.)

http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Life-Ingalls-Wilder/dp/0380016362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360219534&sr=1-1&keywords=laura+donald+zochert#_

Go to search inside the book, and then go to the back cover. Laura would never wear something like that.

 :o :o :o
OH NO!!!
I am gasping in shock here.
It's not like there weren't any detailed descriptions of what she wore IN THE BOOK. Thank heavens she's deceased; she'd be within her rights to sue for libel!

That hair is bizzare too! I am pretty sure they didn't have hairspray back in those days.  And hair was usually much longer and rarely worn down loose.

(Though apparently they did have a form of "curling iron", according to Little Town on the Prarie, I think.  But it wasn't used to give that kind of flip!)

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Re: Reading/Book Pet Peeves
« Reply #263 on: February 07, 2013, 10:27:05 AM »
I disagree. The cover is part of the reading experience and should absolutely factor in, as long as it's made clear in the review and not just a solitary rating (which isn't possible on Anazon, but it is on goodreads).

The examples rose red gave shouldn't though.

I think the cover is a factor too. I can't stand it when book covers feature images from the movie version. You wouldn't believe how long it took me to find a copy of The Road that did not feature Post-Apocalyptic Viggo Mortensen. And heck, that was a good film adaptation, but I still didn't want it on my book.

When I read The Girl with the Pearl Earring, my copy had the painting on the cover.  I saw later editions that had the two leads from the movie snuggling up together.  No!!!!!!!  First of all, if you don't what the painting looks like, you really need to see it to appreciate the book.  And then, the snuggling NEVER HAPPENED.  Totally misleading.

I rarely like movie covers either.  I get a lot of my books for free at book exchanges and a lot of them have the movie covers, but beggars can't be choosers and I'm really grateful for free books no matter what cover.  However, if I later stumble on the same book with a non-movie cover, I take it and donate back the other copy. 

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« Reply #264 on: February 07, 2013, 10:30:31 AM »
How about - when publishers take a beloved childhood heroine and decide to market her as, well, as something that indicates they've never actually *read* the book in question: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Avonlea-Island/dp/1481024116/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top.

(To be fair, it is a "CreateSpace" edition on Amazon, whatever that is. But I understand that Anne, and her image, are still legally controlled by Montgomery's heirs, which makes me wonder if this is really an "authorized" edition.)

http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Life-Ingalls-Wilder/dp/0380016362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360219534&sr=1-1&keywords=laura+donald+zochert#_

Go to search inside the book, and then go to the back cover. Laura would never wear something like that.

Somehow that doesn't bother me nearly as much, because at least those drawings were inspired by the TV-series.

The front cover of the book is fine.  When you scroll down to the back cover . . .

It's just wrong.

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« Reply #265 on: February 07, 2013, 11:57:25 AM »
Ahh! I was staring at the front cover, not seeing what the big deal was about the costumes and hair but then looking at the back cover, I got it. Yikes! 
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« Reply #266 on: February 07, 2013, 11:59:57 AM »
I know next to nothing about the subject material, but... isn't that a touch on the revealing side?
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« Reply #267 on: February 07, 2013, 12:21:05 PM »
How about - when publishers take a beloved childhood heroine and decide to market her as, well, as something that indicates they've never actually *read* the book in question: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Avonlea-Island/dp/1481024116/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top.

(To be fair, it is a "CreateSpace" edition on Amazon, whatever that is. But I understand that Anne, and her image, are still legally controlled by Montgomery's heirs, which makes me wonder if this is really an "authorized" edition.)

http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Life-Ingalls-Wilder/dp/0380016362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360219534&sr=1-1&keywords=laura+donald+zochert#_

Go to search inside the book, and then go to the back cover. Laura would never wear something like that.

Somehow that doesn't bother me nearly as much, because at least those drawings were inspired by the TV-series.

The front cover of the book is fine.  When you scroll down to the back cover . . .

It's just wrong.
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« Reply #268 on: February 07, 2013, 01:16:08 PM »
I despise it when books make their supposedly "normal" characters into some kind of superhuman. I don't anyone who can, each and every night, go to bed at 1:00AM, get up at 4:00AM, drink a cup of coffee and be perfectly okay to face the day and fight crime.

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« Reply #269 on: February 07, 2013, 01:53:17 PM »
I despise it when books make their supposedly "normal" characters into some kind of superhuman. I don't anyone who can, each and every night, go to bed at 1:00AM, get up at 4:00AM, drink a cup of coffee and be perfectly okay to face the day and fight crime.

Actually, I know someone who could probably do that.  Her amount of energy is mind-boggling.  When I read an article on "short sleepers" I discovered that she's a textbook example.
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