Monday, November 22, 2010

[Cover Delight] Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett, French Edition

Some people have all the luck. In this instance I am looking at France with incandescent indignation for they will receive Sir Terry Pratchett books, but new covers. The image above is the cover for one of my favorite novels in the Discworld series, Lords and Ladies, the fourth novel in the Witches sub-story. What I enjoyed immensely is how elves are represented as evil and a bit monstrous and Magrat was totally hilarious. Which reminds me that I need to re-read, but shhh keep it a secret since I don't re-read. Anyway, the talented man behind this image is Marc Simonetti.

Isn't it better? Seriously, I understand why Pratchett's iconic covers are humorous grotesque. It fits the genre and allows you understand from the first look what a book you will be reading, but I still can't swallow the fact that they are not pretty. I envy the French. Will it be okay to hold a grudge over this?

Not pictured: Prettiness.


Craig Smith said...

love it!

Josh Kirby is a legend, but this is really good too.

Harry Markov said...

I know... Kirby is unique and I value that he has made the series stand out and become iconic.

But this French version appeals more to me on an aesthetic level.

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