Sunday, July 19, 2009 By: Suzanne

Current Reads

In addition The Thirteenth Tale, which I have listed as my current read, I am also reading Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski. I picked this up because I enjoyed House of Leaves by him so much. You can read my discussion of it in one of the Thursday My Favorite Reads. I am having a hard time with this book. It's not that I don;t like being an active participant in the story, it's that sometimes the prose simply doesn't make sense. I get the gist of the story and I can follow what's happening but it doesn't draw me in because too often I'm thinking "what the hell does that mean?" Has anyone else read this? Do you have suggestions?

On to The Thirteenth Tale. Something interesting I noted when I was looking for the book cover on google. There are two covers but I've never seen this one when I've been in stores:


I know that often the publishers in different countries will put different pictures on the cover. Makes me wonder where this cover was for. It's so much more telling than the cover on my book. Both revealing and haunting. I just wonder what makes publishers decide to put on certain covers and why an author can't insist that the same cover go on their book no matter where it's published.

2 comments:

stacybuckeye said...

I almost didn't recognize the cover! Interesting. This cover is about the story, the original cover is more about the feeling of the book. Hope you are enjoying it!

Tonya said...

I guess that's what I meant about this cover being more haunting than the original. I'm only on page 137 but enough into the story to feel a sense of discomfort much in the same way of Jane Eyre or Rebecca.

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