Book Traveling Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. Each week everyone picks a book related to that week’s theme, then you write a blog post explaining explain why you choose that book and spotlight all the different covers from different countries. To find out more check out about BTT go to the Goodreads group!
This week’s theme is: BECAUSE MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS! Choose a book that deals with mental health.
This was a tough one for me, because fantasy and scifi aren’t known for spending a lot of time on mental health issues. But, once I thought about the topic more, I could see where my favorite genres do have lots of crazy people running around causing problems, which is how I picked a book for this week’s topic.
Prince of Thorns is my selection this week. Mark Lawrence crafting an outstanding portrait of a sociopath in Jorg Ancrath. A sociopath defined “as a person who has Antisocial Personality Disorder. This disorder is characterized by a disregard for the feelings of others, a lack of remorse or shame, manipulative behavior, unchecked egocentricity, and the ability to lie in order to achieve one’s goals.” Perfectly describes Jorg. But let’s see some covers for this grimdark classic.
This is my favorite cover, simply because it is the first one I ever saw for the novel, the one which made me buy the book. So for that reason it will always be the cover which I think of when referring to Prince.
Different variations of the original, obviously, but each of these covers changes things just enough to make them unique. I have to admit really liking the cover to the left, where everything is black and white, but ultimately, it was too similar to the original for me to pick it.
LEAST FAVORITE COVERS
Really do not love either of these covers. They are fairly generic, uninspiring affairs, which lack the moody feel of the original and my two runner-ups.
So that is my Book Traveling Thursdays: Mental Health Edition. Agree or disagree with my book selection and my covers? Let me know.