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Old 08-08-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gets new, anniversary cover

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Old 08-08-2014, 03:45 PM   #2
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JonBenét Ramsey anyone?
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Toddlers and Tiaras comes to mind.

Two other words come to mind as well; creepy and awful.

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Toddlers and Tiaras comes to mind.

Two other words come to mind as well; creepy and awful.
Eeewwwww!
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"Lolita" -- that's all.

Or The Stepford Wives, or Valley of the Dolls.

According to pretty much everyone out there.

Without even scrolling on the Facebook page, these wonderful links for your perusal:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...backfires.html
http://www.theguardian.com/books/boo...ok-covers-ever

More proof if any were needed that publishers are not doing a good job safeguarding our literature.

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Old 08-08-2014, 05:39 PM   #6
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So I'm not the only one.
I was worried for a while.

Yes, to all the above.
And more.

All I want to know is where is Child Protective Services.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:40 PM   #7
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Oh, they are defending the cover:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28703254

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Members of the public reacted angrily when the new edition - part of the Penguin Modern Classics range - was revealed on Wednesday.

The cover was deemed "misleading" and "creepy". Author Giles Paley-Phillips said it looked "more like Lolita".

But Penguin said it stressed "the light and the dark aspects" of Dahl's work.

"This design is in recognition of the book's extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children's books to be featured in the Penguin Modern Classics list.

"This new image for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks at the children at the centre of the story, and highlights the way Roald Dahl's writing manages to embrace both the light and the dark aspects of life," said a statement from Penguin.
I wasn't aware Roald Dahl's books had pedophile bait as aspects.
I'll have to keep it in mind next time I watch MATILDA.

And of course, the just provided fodder for an episode of LAW AND ORDER: SVU.
Maybe a three parter.

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Old 08-08-2014, 05:43 PM   #8
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:54 PM   #9
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Oh, they are defending the cover:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28703254



I wasn't aware Roald Dahl's books had pedophile bait as aspects.
I'll have to keep it in mind next time I watch MATILDA.

And of course, the just provided fodder for an episode of LAW AND ORDER: SVU.
Maybe a three parter.
And:

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A spokeswoman for Penguin stressed that the new edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was "intended for an adult audience", adding that the cover image was not intended to represent either of female children featured in the story.
So... what is the cover supposed to represent? I'm running out of options here...

It's not Lolita
It's not a character in the book.

I can only assume it isn't one of the 'wives...

Please, Penguin, please! JUST TELL US WHO THE ^%#%#$ IT FREAKING IS!!!
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:56 PM   #10
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What? Why? Are they genuinely blind?
No.
They are guardians of literature, protecting us from the volcano of crap and making the world safe for... that.
The cover is edgy, provocative, avant garde... and cheap.
(It's actually a retread, so it's not even original.)

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The cover photograph was taken from a French magazine fashion shoot by the photographers Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, entitled Mommie Dearest.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz39q7xEnQ1
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It's not a character in the book.
Well, the pic does make me think of Veruca Salt.
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Charlie not Charley. What are they putting in candy bars now days that Penguin is so blind to how bad a choice this is?
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Well, the pic does make me think of Veruca Salt.
That's what I thought, kind of, until Penguin said:

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Hence my confusion, hence my question.
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