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colorado kid cover

Discussion in 'The Colorado Kid' started by chief4db, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    I don't really get this cover. does this mean that he was having an affair. is that why there is a semi dressed woman on the cover. caption read will she learn the dead mans secrect. I know there not referring to the woman in the cover to the young girl in the story. just don't get that cover at all. anyone know or have any ideas. ty
  2. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Nope. It looks like it was chosen because it looks '40s noir, but I couldn't see any connection to the story.
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  3. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    That's how they roll at Hard Case Crime.
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  4. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    gotcha. does Stephen king ever have any input on the covers oristhat just strictly publisher or artist?
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  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

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  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    What cover?
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  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    This one!?

    Is this what your typical medical transcriptionist looks like?
    Dana Jean
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...as the Rat of Musk said, that's how they do it at Hard Case....if you look at any of the "hard boiled" fiction of the past, there was usually a hot "dame" on the cover, but it didn't necessarily have anything to do with the content-but everything to do with making a sale....
  9. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Indeed. And for all you PC zombies--it's not sexist, it's called nostalgia.
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  10. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    He often, but not always, has final approval rights. Most of the time he goes along with what the artist has come up with and other times he makes suggestions or nixes it altogether. As others above have said, this sort of cover was typical of the detective/crime
    style of novel and that's what they were going for. He loved it (and the one for Joyland which is in the same style) BTW. :smile2:
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  11. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I absolutely love both of them, too.
    People who are unfamiliar with the noir/pulp fiction genre (which the Hard Case Crime imprint is riffing on) should realize that most of the time the covers of the original novels didn't have much if anything to do with the content. They were purely to get some guy's attention at the drugstore or train station. And that they did!
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  12. chris2-4

    chris2-4 Misery Loves Company.

    I like that cover and the Joyland ones as well. Reading CK right now and it was the first book I didn't check out when it first came out. (the newborn kept me on my toes back then)

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I just wish the "woman in a bikini" cover wasn't such a high priced commodity-it is a great example of the genre....
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  15. chris2-4

    chris2-4 Misery Loves Company.

    Hey big guy! How's it going?
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...same crap, different toilet buddy...but can't gripe...just glad to see ya!....
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