Adapted book covers

Have you stepped into a bookstore recently? There are no originals anymore… well at least there are no books that aren’t made into a motion picture or west end play anymore. Okay, I am exaggerating. But go into a bookstore today and tell me if you don’t see actors/actresses on book covers.

I remember when I lost my copy of Girl, Interrupted. It is of a beautiful blue and grey colour. Then few years later, when the screenplay devastatingly undermined the original novel, now all you see is Ryder’s eyes. It was a sad day.

Original cover of Girl, Interrupted

Maybe I am being traditional. But I like my books without splashes of hollywood. People can buy the actual posters, no?


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