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: A Book with Characters I Love to Hate!
There were more than a few books which immediately came to mind when I read this topic. Thomas Covenant. Prince of Thorns. But why settle for a book where I don’t like one or a few characters when there is a volume out there with dozens of characters I despise: A Game of Thrones.
The book cover I recall when I first purchased this at my local store long, LONG ago. (Never would have dreamed this series would still not be finished.)
I like these covers for different reasons. Left: Sure, it is a homage to the first season of the television show, but I like seeing a Stark on the throne. Middle: Black and white, classic, uncluttered look that appeals to me. Right: I’m a sucker for paintings of dramatic scenes, and you can’t get much more dramatic than walking toward the Iron Throne of Westeros.
LEAST FAVORITE COVERS
A few of these covers are terribly to me. Not only do they exhibit sub-par artwork, but they are so generic they fail to capture anything of the essence of A Game of Thrones. Several others are very minimalist, featuring only a sword, dragon head, throne, or wolf head. Nothing inherently wrong with any of them, but they are just fairly MEH to me.
So what do you think? Agree or disagree?