Ever buy a book for the cover?

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Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby grasking on Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:45 pm

I may pick up this book just for the cover, by Dan McCarthy. It's young adult but who cares.

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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby Betsy_Boo on Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:45 pm

This is the book I was talking about earlier...I was attracted to it by the cover.

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I do love the cover of your pick, g. I might buy it if the blurb is good.
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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby Betsy_Boo on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:00 pm

Hey g...I can't find that book on B&N. Is it a special release from a small publisher?
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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby grasking on Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:14 pm

I don't think it's been released yet.
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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby LauraK on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:32 am

Hm. I like everything about that cover, G. The art, the title and the cool name of the author....Franceeeesco X. Stork What could that X stand for?

So, what does the blurb say it's about?

Didn't one of your art acquisitions have a similar look? Cool tree.....dark night....starry sky??
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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby LauraK on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:38 am

Whoa...I Googled him and I have to get this book! It sounds really really good.
http://www.franciscostork.com/about_marcelo.php

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If only someone would write a book about how Mario and Luigi work on improving their social skills... :roll: :lol:
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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby LauraK on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:53 am

PS- The "X" stands for Xavier.......:)
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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby grasking on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:59 pm

LauraK wrote:Hm. I like everything about that cover, G. The art, the title and the cool name of the author....Franceeeesco X. Stork What could that X stand for?

So, what does the blurb say it's about?

Didn't one of your art acquisitions have a similar look? Cool tree.....dark night....starry sky??


Yeah. It was done by the same artist.
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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby LauraK on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:45 am

No wonder. :) It is really striking and if I just happened to see it in a bookstore? I'd definitely be compelled to pick it up.

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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby This_Girl on Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:15 pm

Yes, I have. The one you have shown would get my attention. I like it.
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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby grasking on Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:14 pm

I can't find this on Amazon (it was there before) or Barnes and Noble.
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Re: Ever buy a book for the cover?

Postby prncsspwr on Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:20 pm

Someday I will learn to post images here but for now I'll just say the only book I got excited over just by the cover was Lisey's Story by Stephen King. I had conversations about how beautiful that cover is.
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