Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hardcover vs Paperback 94

Another Faust by Daniel & Dina Nayeri




A devilish debut by a brother-sister team invites us into the world of the elite Marlowe School, where some gifted students are having a hell of a year.

One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish — only to appear, years later, at an exclusive New York party with a strange and elegant governess. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust teenagers to the city’s most prestigious high school, where they soar to suspicious heights with the help of their benefactor’s extraordinary "gifts." But as the students claw their way up — reading minds, erasing scenes, stopping time, stealing power, seducing with artificial beauty — they start to suffer the sideeffects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil, they uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. At once chilling and wickedly satirical, this contemporary reimagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.

I always adored the hardcover, was a wonderful and rich photograph. I guess the paperback is also nice but there was something I really liked about the way the kids were set back and there was less color on the hardcover.

Thanks to Gail who noticed the Paperback!

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  1. I agree that there's something more mysterious and intriguing about the hardcover. Sounds like a great read.

  2. Although there's not that much difference, I prefer the hardcover too.

  3. I like the Hardcover better. The paperback has too many on it. It's to busy. ;)

  4. Anonymous12:14 PM

    I definitely prefer the hardcover, too.

  5. I prefer the hardcover as well....it feels more mysterious and intriguing. It also (paradoxically) feels more natural. The paperback feels like a forced/awkward prom photo.

  6. I like the paperback, but it looks more typical whereas the hardcover's photo looked different.

  7. You're right, I like the hardcover a lot more!

  8. I definitely love the hardcover more...the paperback just looks too busy, and over-lit or something

  9. I like the less colorful hardcover as well.

  10. i prefer the hardcover and I'm definitely intrigued by it. It is on my TR list.


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