booktravelingthursdays5Book 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: Book That Made Me Cry! Some books make us cry… Choose a book that made you emotional!

Not that I am a tough guy or anything, but, truthfully, I don’t cry very much.  I definitely do not find myself moved to tears by books very often.  Too many horrible things going on in real life for me to get too upset about fictional problems.  But there was one a few book several
years ago which made me shed more than a few tears.



Not positive this is the original cover, but I am reasonably certain it is.  Definitely, the somber colors and plainness captures the absolute depressing barrenness of the narrative, yet it does not really inspire me in any way to want to purchase this novel.


My heart will always be with the cover on the right with its grieving father hopelessly attempting to shield his son from the dangers and horrors of the world.  Personally, I can’t think of a better picture to capture the true essence of this very horrifying story.  As for the tree lined road cover on the left, it is always a good one, as it captures the somber journey of our father and son through a world without hope, happiness, or kindness.


Left cover is to plain for my tastes.  Cover on the right is to busy, too much going on, especially since most of the words shown are a review blurb.

So what do you think?  Agree or disagree?

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  1. Bookstooge says:

    This is definitely one book I’ll be avoiding.


  2. PHS says:

    Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    This is definitely a book I need to get around to reading!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. angiedokos says:

    I cried my eyes out when reading this book. And when I watched the movie. I prefer the cover with the father.

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  4. I completely agree with your choices: the emotional impact of the image on the right-hand cover needs no words. This book hurt me in so many ways, and just seeing the title brings those feelings back from the dark corner where I tried to hide them. But I would not have missed it for anything in the world…


  5. I read this some years ago now, however from what I can remember your description of ‘absolute depressing barrenness’ sums it up pretty well. I thought it was a very powerful read but don’t think its the type you can say you ‘enjoyed’. The copy I read had the right hand cover with the father on.


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