9.23.2011

Foreign Cover Friday: Beneath a Marble Sky

Note: Today's FCF is a quick one, due to some things that came up that I need to take care of. There are some pretty covers, though. Enjoy!



Foreign Cover Friday is a weekly meme hosted by me (The Reading Fever), where foreign covers of the books we know and love are spotlighted and discussed. To join, either pick your favorite foreign cover, or pick many foreign covers, and start discussing! 

This week's featured cover is:


Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

I haven't finished this book yet, but I was originally drawn to it by the title and cover. With the Taj Mahal in the background and the beautiful oranges and reds, you can immediately tell the culture that you will find in this book. And just like that, I was hooked.

Now, for the rest of the covers:


 Covers: French
I like this first French cover because it shows something that covers don't usually show: a foot. I like the font used for the title of the middle cover, but I don't like the pink color they've given the marble. The photo on the right cover is gorgeous, but it looks more like a non-fiction cover to me...like a travel book.

French translation: Under a sky of Marble



 Covers: Indonesian
I really like the cover on the right; it's my favorite of all of them. It focuses on the woman, and you can see the Taj Mahal in the background, hinting that something goes on there (and boy, it does). I'm not sure how I feel about the cover on the left, yet.

Indonesian translation: Taj Mahal: The Story of True Love


 Covers: Portuguese, Spanish, US
 Love the Portuguese cover. The Spanish cover is okay; the henna tattoo is gorgeous. I hate the US cover. It's terrible! I'm not sure if it is the original cover or not, but this is one cover that would have me walking away from a book, instead of picking it up.


Portuguese translation: Under a White Marble Sky
Spanish translation: Marble Under Heaven



What are your thoughts? 
Which covers do you like? Which do you hate?


Thanks for joining me for Foreign Cover Friday! 

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5 comments:

  1. I love this meme and your blog theme! :)

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  2. I think I like the first one and Spanish one.

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  3. SweetSwan: Thank you so much! This meme is fun to do. :)

    Juju: Great picks! That first one is so eye-catching and pretty. :)

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  4. I like the first one and the Spanish cover. Is the first cover a US cover as well? I don't like many of the others.

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