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Old 01-17-2020, 06:25 AM   #8401
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:22 PM   #8402
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It's not just the hats. It's also that most ocover show the duster to be made of cloth and not leather. At least Peace Talks gets the duster correct.

So until the covers are fixed, they will always be a steaming pile of dung. And the fact that Jim allows these errors makes him look really silly.
Not to mention, he seems to grow younger by the day (on the covers).

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Old 01-17-2020, 01:42 PM   #8403
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Not to mention, he seems to grow younger by the day (on the covers).

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Old 01-18-2020, 04:46 PM   #8404
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:29 PM   #8405
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Some of the artwork show is better then that of Chris McGrath. Let's find someone from among the contestants to redo all the covers.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:34 PM   #8407
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Some of the artwork show is better then that of Chris McGrath. Let's find someone from among the contestants to redo all the covers.
That would be very honorable, if Jim Butcher had more influence on the cover art. Don't blame him for his publisher's sins. It makes the few times Harry wears a hat (well, maybe a ball cap, who really keeps track) inside the books even more snarky. It perfectly fits in with Harry's notorious bad luck.

Once you start a running joke, you can only PARKOUR with it. Oops, now I can hear the house sized ice blocks floating and crunching.

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That would be very honorable, if Jim Butcher had more influence on the cover art. Don't blame him for his publisher's sins. It makes the few times Harry wears a hat (well, maybe a ball cap, who really keeps track) inside the books even more snarky. It perfectly fits in with Harry's notorious bad luck.

Once you start a running joke, you can only PARKOUR with it. Oops, now I can hear the house sized ice blocks floating and crunching.

"PARKOUR!"
Yes mistakes were made in the covers. But they could have been fixed. For one that dammed hat and the duster is not shown as being leather. Those are mistakes that should have been fixed from the start. Instead, all the covers are garbage because they are intentionally wrong.
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Old 01-22-2020, 06:09 PM   #8409
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Some of the artwork show is better then that of Chris McGrath. Let's find someone from among the contestants to redo all the covers.
Let's not. I hate when cover art changes mid series.
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Let's not. I hate when cover art changes mid series.
All the covers would change. They would all be corrected.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:43 PM   #8411
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Oh, come ON, guys!

They're just freaking covers. It's not like a series changing the main actor in a series midstream. You'd still read the books if they had a black cover with text only, right?

I realize everybody here that's a fanatic is anxious for the new book, but let's not lose our minds, eh? Try to maintain some perspective.

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Oh, come ON, guys!

They're just freaking covers. It's not like a series changing the main actor in a series midstream. You'd still read the books if they had a black cover with text only, right?

I realize everybody here that's a fanatic is anxious for the new book, but let's not lose our minds, eh? Try to maintain some perspective.

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Thank you, the voice of reason.

The hat is not going to go away. From ROC's point of view I can understand why they choose to portrait a wizard with a hat. And not just a wizard, but a wizard private investigator. It is the expectation, even inside the books. To add insult, Harry wears a duster, but chooses not to wear a hat with it. He is just as weird as a cowboy without a hat.

About that duster that he wears. I hear complaining that the covers show it as leather and sometimes not. I see no issue with it, since he is not even wearing the same duster forever. It is not always leather either. Until Susan gives buys him his first iteration of leather duster he didn't have leather, far as I remember. At least one leather duster gets shredded, another incinerated beyond repair. What about a backup? Highly unlikely that he has a duplicate backup given how much effort it takes Harry to put all the spells and enchantments on it.
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You used to see the cover every time you picked up the book you were reading. But, eBooks open at the last page you read. The only time I see the cover is when I pick a book in Calibre and first open the book. I have never obsessed over covers since most of them have nothing what so ever to do with what is actually going on in the book.
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You used to see the cover every time you picked up the book you were reading. But, eBooks open at the last page you read. The only time I see the cover is when I pick a book in Calibre and first open the book. I have never obsessed over covers since most of them have nothing what so ever to do with what is actually going on in the book.
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Depends on the e-reader. I see the cover every time I pick up the reader and put it down.

And FWIW, I'm not to particular about the cover. Back when I had paper books in a bookcase, it was nice to have similar covers, now I don't really care.
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All the covers would change. They would all be corrected.
No, some would be "correct" and some would be "incorrect".
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