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Postby ILiveForTheDay » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:48 pm

I'm not sure if there's a thread for this already (the search thingy doesn't always work) but I wanted to know what people thought of EC's covers. In my opinion they're not that great, they always seem a bit cheap and flashy (gaudy?). I think it's something to do with the fact all of them are shiny. That kinda ruins them for me. Or the fact the people he gets don't seem to be able to draw humans.



(If you want to see all of the different AF covers go to http://www.kittyrainbow.co.uk/af/covers/index.htm)
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Re: Covers

Postby xybolic » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:29 pm

I kinda agree? Whenever I decide to read a book, the cover has 25% persuasion power. (Must've been why I read a crappy book like Twilight. Because of the cover.)

Approx. 40% for the book summary at the back, 5% for book reviews, 30% for reading an excerpt or skimming a page. Depends, really.

But I really, really think the TTP cover looks awesome. With the water-like thingy. :shiny:

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Re: Covers

Postby lotrfan » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:37 pm

Woah, I didn't know there were so many different covers.
I like the UK versions with pictures, I think those are really cool. Actually all the UK versions are cool. (What's with the DNA all over TOD?)
The German ones are kind of creepy.
I like some of the Russian ones, like TAI and TAFF, they're in awesome poses.

I like the covers I have, (the US) (wait, why are my copies of AF and TLC UK versions? *confused*), but they are kind of shiny, and my copy of TOD scratches off.

The covers of books don't really have to do with my chance of reading them. It's basically just the plot. And EC's other book covers (at least what I've seen) don't really have anything but the words, but neither do a lot of the books I've read, so it doesn't really play a big part.
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Re: Covers

Postby I rock » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:33 pm

Oh, sad that the new covers don't some up in the link:
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Re: Covers

Postby Leipreachan » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:23 am

They've changed the cover style for The Atlantis Complex here in the US. That's driving me crazy, I like my books to match. I'd always liked the font more than anything else on all the covers, so I'm especially disappointed at that big gaudy AF taking up space. But oh well. In general, I've liked the covers well enough, loved them at times, preferring the US covers (probably because those are the ones I grew up with, but also for their initial lack of characters on the fronts)...but if they keep up the same style as on TAC for the eighth, I will be a 100% UK cover convert.

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Re: Covers

Postby lotrfan » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:47 pm

I know! When I have them all in my bookcase and all I see are the spines, the writing is exactly the same for all of them, until now!! It's frustrating, but whatever.
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Re: Covers

Postby Mere Reflection » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:18 am

You know what they say-

Don't judge a book by it's cover.

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I actually like the Artemis Fowl covers, but looking at all the selections, I think I got some of the best. No idea what versions they all are though. I think I got a selection. (Whichever bookshop was nearer at the time.
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Re: Covers

Postby Purple_Enigma » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:22 pm

I picked up AF at the book store because of the cover. Take that "Don't judge a book by it's cover"!
We have the UK version here, which I happen to absolutely LOVE!

I love the TAI most, I think...cover (Book TOD/TTP...:p)
Of course the first book also has a wicked awesome cover :)
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Re: Covers

Postby lotrfan » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:23 pm

Purple_Enigma wrote:I picked up AF at the book store because of the cover. Take that "Don't judge a book by it's cover"!
We have the UK version here, which I happen to absolutely LOVE!

I love the TAI most, I think...cover (Book TOD/TTP...:p)
Of course the first book also has a wicked awesome cover :)


Which ones do you have that you're referring to?
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Re: Covers

Postby Purple_Enigma » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:46 pm

The UK covers...reprints, apparently, as I learned from that page...
TAC
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'I must go,Butler,' said Artemis firmly.'My mind is eating me alive.I think the guilt is the main problem.I must do whatever I can to atone.'
'And?' said Butler,unconvinced.
Artemis held his arms out so that Foaly could drape the suit sleeves over them.
'And I will not be beaten by that jackass.'
'Jackass?'said Foaly,wounded.‘My favourite uncle is a jackass.'


From here
Spoiler:
If asked in class what the Avada Kedavra curse does, yelling "It does DEATH!" may be correct but is not the manner in which one should answer.
The proper way to report to Professor McGonagall is "You wanted to see me, Professor?" Not "I have it on good authority that you have no evidence."
I will not tell the Ravenclaws that they're basically useless because Hogwarts' smartest student is in another house.
I will not conjure up lemons and say-Life hath given thou LEMONS!

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Re: Covers

Postby lotrfan » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:03 pm

Yeah I love all the UK (new) ones. I wish I had them.

I just absolutely love the Russian TAI. They just look so badass it's awesome! I mean, Artemis is holding a gun for crying out loud! And they're big flowing coats just look cool.
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"The same blood flows in my veins. The same weakness." - Aragorn, FOTR

"Don't worry Sam. Rosie knows an idiot when she sees one." - Frodo, FOTR

"Put aside the ranger. Become who you were born to be." - Elrond, ROTK

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Re: Covers

Postby Purple_Enigma » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:07 pm

^ I have to agree!!! Just soooo bad-ass!
TAC
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'I must go,Butler,' said Artemis firmly.'My mind is eating me alive.I think the guilt is the main problem.I must do whatever I can to atone.'
'And?' said Butler,unconvinced.
Artemis held his arms out so that Foaly could drape the suit sleeves over them.
'And I will not be beaten by that jackass.'
'Jackass?'said Foaly,wounded.‘My favourite uncle is a jackass.'


From here
Spoiler:
If asked in class what the Avada Kedavra curse does, yelling "It does DEATH!" may be correct but is not the manner in which one should answer.
The proper way to report to Professor McGonagall is "You wanted to see me, Professor?" Not "I have it on good authority that you have no evidence."
I will not tell the Ravenclaws that they're basically useless because Hogwarts' smartest student is in another house.
I will not conjure up lemons and say-Life hath given thou LEMONS!

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Re: Covers

Postby afcutie » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:53 pm

Ha. I like the cover, too. I do wish that the covers hadn't changed(the U.S. Covers). I like them all matching, but I do like the new covers. I don't know, guess I'm on the fence. I also like the chinese cover for AF. Someday, I'm going to try to get the different covers. It'll be cool, to try to read the different covers.

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Re: Covers

Postby hyunjoonglovie » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:50 pm

Well I live in Australia and so the covers are different here because a different printing press is used. Personally I really like the covers but i am curious as to how much authority eion has over the outcome. Even though they are his books and its his work, maybe he also has to compromise with the publisher on what they want the cover to be... meh idk, the covers work for me anyway -- XD
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Re: Covers

Postby Multiverse » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:19 pm

I like the shinyness by a very specific reason: If they weren´t shiny, that signed first of TAI at the bookseller in London wouldn´t have caught my eye, and I never would´ve got into collecting signed books.

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