Another week has gone by and it’s once again time for Book Traveling Thursday!
- Pick a book that you think fits the weekly theme.
- Explain why your chosen book fits the theme.
- Look at covers from multiple editions and multiple countries for the book you chose.
- Finally, include pictures of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.
This Week’s Theme:
Phantom – Susan Kay
For many years, I’ve felt myself drawn to the seductive terror that lies within the original Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Of course, I grew up knowing about — and being obsessed with — the musical, then later read the book after seeing the Broadway show. However, during the explosion of my fandom in my late teen years, I learned of Susan Kay’s adaptation of the original story, Phantom, which was supposed to be even more terrifying, as it covered the personal history of the Phantom himself. This book has been in and out in print for ages, so it’s near impossible to find a copy in the local bookshops, but I’m sure I can shell out some cash on Amazon all for a good fright.
Original Random House Canada hardback.
Covers from the United States:
US Island Press, US Delacorte Press.
UK Cover, German Cover, Hungarian Cover.
Iranian Cover, Czech Cover.
My Favorite Cover:
My Least Favorite Cover: