Cover Love: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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This may be my favorite cover. Makes complete sense once you know the story, and I’m surprised it was never used in any other way (apparently). Please note that this post includes spoilers. UK paperback cover. Cover Love: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
May 1, 2017 By Sheila Leave a Comment This new “Cover Love” series is inspired by the “Judging Books by Their Covers” series previously run at Quirky Bookworm. But time travel is Zeitreise, so I guess maybe the plural Zeiten conveys the multiple worlds? Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. And then runner because it’s a race to return to his life/the thriller aspect. The German cover. The American paperback cover. Mostly I just love the blurb, because Wahnsinn (craziness) is one of my favorite words in German, and also totally describes this book! “The subtitle is odd, because he’s not a time-traveler, he’s a multiverse traveler. I get what they’re doing with what looks like red paper cut into strips, but it doesn’t do much for me as a cover, and it wouldn’t make me pick up the book. Most cover images are taken from a question posted by Katie, who facilitated the discussion on the book in the Facebook group. If you haven’t read Dark Matter, I’m not kidding: the book is much better if read it without hearing spoilers. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! I like the maze-like appearance, and that Amanda is there, as she was such a great character. It’s eye-catching, but before reading the book I didn’t care for it. I’ve also quoted her commentary on the German and Spanish titles, as I thought it was very insightful. The Australian version. I feel like this is more distracting than the very similar hardback version, but emphasizes the thriller aspect of the novel. If you still need to read it, find the book here: Print | Kindle | Nook | Audible | Goodreads. The American hardback cover, and the one I was familiar with before searching for additional covers. Germans and their understatement.”

The Spanish cover “focuses more on the dark matter of the title (materia obscura = dark matter), with all the little drops of oily black, but it also reminds one of the examples Jason2 uses to explain the multiverse to Daniela, describing each universe as a pond and the fish inside have no idea there are other ponds and a world that holds them.”

Promotional cover posted to Twitter. In other words, read the post only after you finish the book. After finishing the book, I can appreciate the subtle hints it provides to the story.

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