I don't like the cover page picture

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Re: I don't like the cover page picture

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prinjeh18 wrote: 09 Jul 2018, 03:16
ValBookReviews wrote: 31 May 2018, 22:17 Sorry to hear that because I like the revised book cover and find that it matches well with the premise of the story, thus, "the sword swallower".
Your right!👍People who love circus will appreciate the cover. At first, I love the painting cover, and see it clearly the cover revision.
That's Awesome! :tiphat:
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I can totally understand why the cover is a little bit unappealing.

But here's the thing about covers, it can either be ambiguous or clear, if it fits either of these two categories, then I think it's a good enough cover. And hey, it doesn't use any weird or off-putting graphics and clip-art so I think that's a plus.
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I really like it. It's so radically different to what I am used to seeing on here and in book stores that it immediately catches the eye.
His tattoos are bright and colourful and the crowd applauding him is fantastic, the longer you look at the picture you can almost hear their gasps of intrigue and disbelief as they applaud the performance.
I want to know more about him. I haven't read this yet but it is my next buy 100% xxxx
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I totally agree with you, it put me off. But from the review, I just might read it if given the opportunity.
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The cover page says a lot about the book. it need to be attractive. Actually a good cover page may give an insight into the books contents.
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I agree that the book cover is a bit alarming, but given the nature of the main characters it is quite relevant. Sometimes you really cannot judge a book by its cover.
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Yeah, the cover did seem a but out of sorts. I have always wondered how people can swallow swords without hurting themselves, and the thought of the act makes me cringe. Because you know there is a possibility that they might fatally hurt themselves in the process. However, I try (though, mostly unsuccessfully) to not judge a book by its cover. So, I gave it a go!
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I agree, the cover page wasn't the best. Some people read a book just from what they see in the cover page.
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I think the cover is eye catching, not frightening. Including the sword swallowing on the cover attracts people who are interested in learning about people with different backgrounds and unique talents.
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If you love horror, the cover page would most likely appeal to you.I don't; but after reading the story, I understood why.
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There is a lot to enjoy....I loved the cover book ,it makes u scared a little and you become curious because of how the cover book looks like.
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The cover was a scary but I told myself it doesn't really matter about the cover but the content rather ,seriously I love this book ...I think the cover shouldn't be changed,it made me more curious....Am hoping many people loves this book.
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Yeah, I felt the same way with the cover in a way. The saying: "Don't judge the book by its cover" made a whole lot of sense in this book because I found the content not to be synced that much with the cover. What you see isn't much what you get.
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Honestly speaking the coverpage is very horrible because after seeing cover page like that you might think that the novel must be scary so may be they’ll not going to read it ! What i think cover page must be so interesting !
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I found the cover page to be contradictory to the story its self. the cover page seemed to portray a scary story but that wasn't the case for the actual story. I this made it even more interesting.
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