Judging a Book By It’s Twilight Cover

The UK paper The Guardian talks about the Bronte classic, Wuthering Heights getting a new cover partially inspired by Twilight and the book being one that Bella is reading.

“Novels getting a makeover because of a movie or television adaptation is nothing new … the new edition of Wuthering Heights, from Harper, borrows the contemporary Gothic design style of Meyer’s successful series. The American edition, coming in October, re-presents the Brontë novel with a cover comprising a black background and blood-red rose, while the UK edition opts for a tender white bloom, and the very vampiric cover blurb: Love Never Dies.

Should we be appalled, or approving of this latest move?”

See the full Guardian Interview here.

As a side note, initially back in 2005 Twilight didn’t sell well in the UK. It didn’t start to catch on until Eclipse when the UK covers matched the American styles and the books were rebranded. The original UK cover is pictured to the left.

So what do you think, how much does a cover help a novel be it a new one or a classic?

Robert Pattinson on His Surreal Life

Robert Pattinson sat down with The Guardian to talk about his upcoming work in Little Ashes and to try to clear the air with the media circus that seems to surround him 24/7. As usual Rob is very honest and off-beat, which will probably mean that the next batch of recycled and out-of-context stories to hit the tabloids will be about Rob’s nueroscience career.

“Sometimes he has fun making things up in interviews. Such as? “I do really intellectually highbrow stuff in my downtime. I read first-edition Shakespeare. I write poetry. I’m trying to get my masters in neuroscience. That’s the kind of guy I am.” He pauses, clearly amusing himself: “Man, I don’t even know what a masters is.” And he laughs hysterically as he creates another shape with his hair.”

Read the whole story on the Guardian. TY to Gemma for the heads up.