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Love it or hate it: Last Minute Read-A-Thon

Today’s challenge for the Last Minute Read-A-Thon is to post covers that you love and ones that you hate. I could gush forever about this really so I’ve chosen just one of each. These two aren’t particularly representative of what I usually love or hate in a cover but they have made strong impressions in my mind and leapt in to my head as soon as I read the description of this challenge.

I love:

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Penguin Modern Classics edition of George Orwell’s 1984.

I have a thing for minimalism and of course the apparent censorship ties in well with the book themes, making it perfect for this book. In general I’m not a fan of this style of Penguin books but I think this shows how such a simple thing can work so well and make such sense in context.

I hate:

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The original cover for William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

I find the drawing style ugly and the choice of colours are washed out and ugly. I would never have picked this up to read of my own accord.

I’m off back to my books now. The Great Gatsby turned out to be a bit of a slog in the end and what had a promising beginning started to fizzle out for me. Hopefully Gypsy Boy will bring more interest!

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Posted by on December 28, 2013 in All, Read-A-Thon

 

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