Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Norwegian Edition: Southern Vampire Mysteries

Norwegian Edition is a new feature here at The Turn of the Page. Usually we only see the US and UK editions of books across the blogosphere, so I thought I would showcase some Norwegian editions now and then.

Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris

Over the past two years the Sookie Stackhouse series has been published in paperback with matching covers by Cappelen Damm. So far the first 10 books have been translated into Norwegian. Here are the covers (click the picture to see a bigger version):

Personally I'm not wild about them. The colour scheme is pretty good, but with the different cover art it almost feels like you are looking at two different series. I think it would have been better if they had chosen either only images of people or only graphics. Plus, those covers with people seriously creep me out and I would never buy them. I also don't like that "True Blood" is the main text of book 4, 5 and 10. You can't even read the actual title unless you are really close to the book. I understand them wanting to point out the connection with the TV series, but then it should have been the same for all of the books. My favourite covers of the above are number 2 and 3; simple, elegant and bloody. ;)

What do you think of the Norwegian covers for this series? Do you think they fit the books?


bermudaonion said...

Oh my, those covers are pretty graphic! I found your blog from Cathy's Scene of the Blog post.

Hilde said...

I know, they're kinda scary, right? Thanks for stopping by!

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

I'm no fan of our Norwegian covers for the True Blood series. From the covers one might think it was a horror series.

Anonymous said...

I love the drawings on the original US covers, so no, I don't like these at all. They remind me a lot of the books and TV series for Dexter actually.

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