Covers too (WasRE: titles...)
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Tue Aug 3 23:02:58 EDT 1999
>> That's the copy I have. However, the first one I ever saw was a hardcover
>> edition which had a huge hulking man holding hands with a small boy--I think
>> they were either silhouettes or facing away from the viewer. But based on
>> that cover, I didn't pick up _Archer's Goon_ for years! I assumed VERY
>> wrongly what the story was about, based on that picture.
>Always a mistake to avoid DWJ. But I must admit that cover does sound
I used to tease a friend of mine, who had the bad habit as a teen of reading
and loving one book by an author, but never seeking out any other titles by
the same author. She did this with several different writers. Lately I
realize I did the same thing with DWJ! I think I read _Spellcoats_ and
_Power of Three_ when I was a young teen, loved them, and NEVER READ
ANYTHING ELSE BY DWJ until I was in college!!! How stupid could I get? :)
>> I get very attached to books the way they were when I read them the first
>> time. Like the hardcover editions of the Menolly books, which as I recall
>> are very plain and stylized...but for me, that's what I remember. Or the
>I don't recall them. I recall a series of (PB) covers for McCaffery's Dragon
>books that all had - I don't know how to describe this - really inventive though
>quite finnicky pictures of dragons. The key feature of most of the dragons was
>streamery bits flowing back from every available bit of head or wing. In
>retrospect, a bit silly, but I love dragons and it was those pictures that kept
>me going with the series.
I've seen those--and my attachment to the hardcovers (and who published
those? Atheneum, maybe? I'm sure if I took the time to pull up Netscape I
could look it up. Bone lazy, me.) kept me from liking the PB very much.
Even though they *were* pretty. Right now all I have is a Book Club Omnibus
of _The Harper Hall of Pern_. Ugh. I never join book clubs any more now
that I'm wealthy <g> enough to afford Real Books. They always change the
typeface, the binding is terrible, and it's Just Not the Same.
>> Riddlemaster trilogy--VERY dear to my heart--with the cover art that looks
>> like impressionistic oils. It's not that they're objectively nice, but that
>> I have strong associations with them.
>I suspect that the covers of my Riddle Master trilogy are the same as yours.
Well, I don't actually own those hardcover editions. I had a chance to get
_Heir of Sea and Fire_ (and those were almost certainly Atheneum. Probably)
but was feeling cheap, after spending about $65 on two volumes from Hypatia
>Yes, good covers, though I couldn't quite make the shape of the vesta horns fit
>the text. I do remember a frontispiece - obviously a different illustrator -
>giving Raederle a body about six sizes too big for her head, though...
Ooh yeah. Those are the Darrell Sweet PB editions. That is the weirdest
picture, isn't it? I love the dress she's wearing in the picture, but if
she really had that much hair she'd have three minions following her around
Mine are signed. And personally inscribed.
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