Monday, August 20, 2007

Under stone, over my dead body

Since I've always wished I'd owned this set of books, I guess I need to get them soon, otherwise I'll be left with no choice but to pay double the price for a set whose jackets feature irritating American children and Lovejoy impersonating Merriman Lyon.

Ugh.

3 Comments:

WhatLadder said...

Oh, man. You should hear the ranting, raving and foaming at the mouth this movie is causing amongst even moderate fans of Cooper.

However, I just bought a really nice new set of the books in paperback - they are slightly larger, but not quite trade paperback size, and they have jewel-coloured covers with appropriate, unfussy designs on the front.

The imprint is Simon Pulse, which is Simon and Schuster Children's Books, 2007. Amazon has them.

Anonymous said...

That's so awful! I loved those books... in fact I may now HAVE to get them out (I still have a 1970s boxed set that I bought with my pocket money...) and read them again even though it isn't winter. So it'll be the internets fault that I don't get this wretched paper finished before I go on fieldwork next week, right??

Laurie said...

So so sad about this! I think I will need to re-read them as well. It is especially sad as I think a really good movie could be made from the book, by someone who got it more.