Monday, 16 February 2009

Paper Towns - Aussie Style

I have emailed HarperCollins Australia four times now and still no response, not even a 'shove off'. And yet these people are responsible for the best thing ever....

PAPER TOWNS!!!!! by John Green, Dream Grammar Nazi Extraordinaire Esq.

They finally released it here Down Under. I think I am still in shock. I squealed - out loud - at quite a volume when I spotted it.

I love the cover. Quirky with attitude and a little mystery. Very different than the American one. I particularly love the road map on the arm. I have never seen anything like it. Yay! I wonder if John's seen it? Most probably.

Apparently it's been out since late January 2009. I haunt those stores and have never seen it. I think they lied. Now I need to get An Abundance of Katherines, which is not coming to Australia anytime soon (I am paraphrasing the attendant). Sigh.

I am having a great day, scratch that, I am now having a great day because of this. The only thing better would be if I dreamed about Nerdfighters and there were some obscure reference to dingoes or something else woefully Australian. You might mock me but I have been known to dream an entire forum thread once, including responses that sounded exactly like people I know online. I realise it is now time for an internet intervention. I am slowly walking away from the computer now :)

14 comments:

Lenore said...

HC never responds my mails either.

What a cool cover - enjoy!

Thao said...

It looks extreme, better than the original version. HC finally realized their mistake haha

Alea said...

I cannot see the picture and it's making me sad, I even searched online! Boo!

Alea said...

Ok so I found it and then I came back here to re-comment and of course the picture finally loads! LOL. That is badass!

Janssen said...

I love seeing the different covers for books I love.

Carrie said...

Paper Towns is my favorite book from last year. Enjoy it in all of its awesomeness.

Kelsey said...

I've emailed HarperCollins also, no response.

Paper Towns is a really good novel. I loved it also.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

AHHH I love the cover. It's SOO awesome. YAY!!!

-Lauren

H said...

I love the cover. The road map up the arm is great, I keep wanting to look at it closer

Sarahbear9789 said...

I love the cover.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that cover gives quite a different impression of Margo than the U.S. cover did. I think this one fits my mental image better. I'm trying to think how my experience reading would have been different with this cover; I'm sure that it would have.

Elizabeth said...

p.s. A friend of mine is an author with HC and they barely respond to his emails... so I definitely wouldn't take it personally.

Adele said...

Two things occured to me as I was reading everyone's comments:

1 - HC must have a very strigent policy on review copies.

2 - The cover is a departure from the original but totally rocks!

Thao - I actually didn't receive it from HC. I bought it for the lively price of $18, which is normal in Australia. I was commending them on actually releasing another John Green title.

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