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#1 Dustin

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:39 AM

Now on the main page: http://commanderbond...lery-style.html



#2 Jim

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

Vair naice.



#3 sharpshooter

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

I like it. 



#4 thecasinoroyale

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

Looks good - a solid Bond style.



#5 Dustin

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

It's quite ingenious having this dust jacket/binding combination. And I applaud the way in which 'Solo' picks up the double 0. It's there, yet it's not obvious, the way I've seen it done now several times in fan art. The gecko on the inside underlines the adventure theme, a particularly fine idea you seldom see nowadays in a Bond context. And yet it's rooted in the old Cape covers that used flies, a toad and fish for just this effect.   



#6 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

Love it!  

 

Just don´t know why "The Independent"´s Mrs. Battersby had to stir up a comparison between this design and the Star Wars design (which, in her mind, obviously is black, red and golden).  Then again, she renamed Harrison Ford´s character Hans Solo - so she really knows what she´s talking about.



#7 Hansen

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

Most anticipated book of the year. For me, that is.



#8 zencat

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:02 PM

U.S. cover revealed as well.

 

http://www.thebookbo...er-art-for.html



#9 Dustin

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

Very distinctive, I like it.

I had no idea the US first print of TMWTGG had a similar bullet hole design, very interesting.

#10 007jamesbond

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:20 PM

uk design far superior to us cover design....i want the uk one

#11 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

Me, too.



#12 Dustin

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:36 PM

I'm very happy that both versions avoid the trite 'shadow/silhouette male figure in the middle distance, blurred and vaguely running-ish' or some standard gun/watch/car/bird still life. I think both these covers are distinctive in their own right, feel neither dated nor too modern. The UK version of course goes the extra mile with the ingenious combination. But such designs are always subject to a tough calculation and I can see why the decision is a hard one.

Edited by Dustin, 01 August 2013 - 04:37 PM.


#13 zencat

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:39 PM

Coolest part of the UK cover... The traditional Jonathan Cape logo back on the spine. :)



#14 marktmurphy

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

That looks nice. For a change the US one does too.



#15 tdalton

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:55 PM

As usual, the UK gets the far superior version of the cover.  The UK cover is a genuinely good cover, far superior to any of the cover arts we've been given for any of the post-Fleming novels.  It's a shame the same sort of thought and imagination couldn't be put into the US cover.

 

 

I might have to import the UK version this time, as looking at the rather obnoxious US cover is starting to give me a headache.



#16 glidrose

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:40 PM

re: U.K. cover

I'm with Zencat (if he'll have me, of course!). Smashing to see the JC logo on the cover.

However the best part for me are the engravings on the actual hardback boards. They did that on all the Fleming Jonathan Cape editions (minus DR, TMWTGG and O&TLD). Great to see it back again.

The cover artwork is (barely) adequate. The backcover is uninspired.

For those of you will poor eyesight, the back cover says,

"The plan could have nothing to do with the Service. It had to be wholly unauthorized.

Bond smiled to himself in the darkness of his room..."



re: U.S. cover

Oh lord almighty, stone the crows, ducks and anything else with a pulse... it's bleeding awful!


Edited by glidrose, 02 August 2013 - 08:10 PM.


#17 Matt_13

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:24 PM

Will likely import one of the UK ones like I did with Carte Blanche. Very cool design.



#18 007jamesbond

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:38 AM

If I want the UK version, is amazon.co.uk the best to get it? Amazon hasn't change the cover design yet? 



#19 Kronsteen

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:10 PM

A friend pointed it out to me, and I have to agree, doesn't the red "bullet holes" very much resemble planets and the black background a starry night sky?

 

I'm thinking 1969 in the US...



#20 Matt_13

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 02:43 PM

A friend pointed it out to me, and I have to agree, doesn't the red "bullet holes" very much resemble planets and the black background a starry night sky?

 

I'm thinking 1969 in the US...

 

That's a very good thought.



#21 Simon

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

The pack shot does seem to show off the 007 better than the scan - indeed I can't see the 007 on the scan at all.

 

Otherwise, growing on me, to be sure.



#22 S K Y F A L L

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:39 AM

Looks fine to me. 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

U.S. cover revealed as well.

 

http://www.thebookbo...er-art-for.html

 

I like the U.S. cover of this novel. I think it better then the UK red cover one.

 

It kind of reminds me of the cover of this book.

 

http://www.amazon.co...ness steve wynn


Edited by Syndicate, 11 September 2013 - 05:44 PM.


#24 When In Egypt

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

Look familiar?

 

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#25 Dustin

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:45 PM

Indeed...

#26 zencat

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:35 PM

U.S. paperback cover art for ya:

 

http://www.thebookbo...-cover-art.html






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