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Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Book of Samson, UK and US

I can't remember a US or UK edition of David Maine's fiction drawn from the Bible that hasn't been interesting. (I'll try to find some time to post some others).

I love the different approaches here: first, the UK edition, which goes for Samson's hair; then, the US version, depicting the aftermath of Samson pulling down the temple.

Both of these are winners.


2 comments:

Meryl said...

Hm. Now why does the US version have 'A Novel' and the UK version left it out? I must say that 'A Novel' is a huge pet peve of mine, but I merely work in magazines, so what do I know.

(The UK version also seems to have a sort of undefinable 60s 'modern' feel to it...)

Joseph said...

Personally, I've given up on the "A Novel" issue, unless it's particularly egregious. I think it's just the bone that you have to throw the marketing department.