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Doc Creed

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I never knew Steve didn't like the cover. Hmmm. I myself love it, I think it totally captures the novel. Especially Danny's eyes.......
He said he didn't think the faces looked much like the characters he describes, or something like that. I agree with you. It's a beautiful cover...and I'm a bit biased because I was born ten days before it was released. Lol.
 

kingricefan

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#9
He said he didn't think the faces looked much like the characters he describes, or something like that. I agree with you. It's a beautiful cover...and I'm a bit biased because I was born ten days before it was released. Lol.
Figured he would have not liked the cover for The Stand. Those two fighting figures really don't have anything to do with what's happening in the book. Well, other than representing good vs. evil. And the cover of Carrie makes you think it's going to be about some shy type of woman looking for love....
 

Doc Creed

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Figured he would have not liked the cover for The Stand. Those two fighting figures really don't have anything to do with what's happening in the book. Well, other than representing good vs. evil. And the cover of Carrie makes you think it's going to be about some shy type of woman looking for love....
Yeah, that's just an OK cover, but an iconic cover thanks to the republication in 1990. That's one that I feel ambivalent about, I guess. Is there a hardcover thread? I've got a lot of opinions on this subject, ha ha. "I can't wait to hear them!" said no one ever on the SKMB. ;-D
 

Doc Creed

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I don't blame him. It looks like the cover of a Howard Fast novel--lol.
That may have been an author King used in the disparaging analogy, can't remember. I don't like portaits or caricatures on hardbacks in general but I love this hardcover art. Silhouettes would have improved it, probably, but the art still pushes all the right buttons for me: the colors, the title font, the collage of images. Again, I'm sentimental about it, lol.
 

skimom2

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That may have been an author King used in the disparaging analogy, can't remember. I don't like portaits or caricatures on hardbacks in general but I love this hardcover art. Silhouettes would have improved it, probably, but the art still pushes all the right buttons for me: the colors, the title font, the collage of images. Again, I'm sentimental about it, lol.
I'm guessing Howard Fast or Harold Robbins, because this cover looks like the covers of their 'businessmen being bad' books from the late 70s :)
I love the book, but the cover...not so much. I originally read it in PB, which had a different cover.
 
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Figured he would have not liked the cover for The Stand. Those two fighting figures really don't have anything to do with what's happening in the book. Well, other than representing good vs. evil. And the cover of Carrie makes you think it's going to be about some shy type of woman looking for love....
The hardcover Carrie is THE WORST cover ever for a SK book, in my opinion.

 
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