Yes, I’m still writing a post about Uglies character names. It will be here soon, but I’m trying to be detailed, which means Actual Work.
But in the meantime, fresh from the Australian cover mines, here’s the Oz version of The Last Days!
It’s another excellent Aussie adaptation, with the same flair and energy as the Australian cover of Peeps.
It has more “band book” elements than the US cover, with stagelights in the upper right and a girl (Minerva?) who’s clearly rocking out, but it’s not too obvious. Also, this cover links all three books for my “New York trilogy”: It has the street signs used on the So Yesterday cover and in the Australian chapter heads, and the night skyline from the Aussie Peeps cover. I also like that it includes my fave NYC building, the Empire State.*
*Flame away, Chrysler-lovers! The CB is nice, but too decorative for me. Plus: shorter. Nyah, nyah.
UPDATE: The Australian edition comes out in April 2007.