Midnighters in Japan

About a year ago, I blogged about the wonderful Japanese cover of the first Midnighters book. Well, the other two in the series are available now, and are equally lovely.

Let’s take a look at all three:

What I love about these interpretations is how they’re simultaneously literal and surreal. All three use scenes directly from the book, but they also have a trippiness about them: the close up on the raindrops, the huge moon, the distended human figures.

Also, I like how the key settings—suburban, urban, and wild—show up across the covers. Location is everything in Midnighters, where the differences between city and wild are even more extreme than those in Uglies. So it’s nice to see those geographies reflected here.

And best of all are the odd touches of a different culture, like the water tower on the book 2 cover. Maybe it’s just me, but that tower seems more Okinawan than Oklahoman.

Altogether satisfying.

1,283 thoughts on “Midnighters in Japan

  1. haha…
    anybody heard of Achmed the Dead Terrorist?
    awesome ventriloquism.

  2. SILENCE!! *squeaky voice* i KILL YOU!!
    hehe that’s my mom’s ringtone…

  3. wow, abigail-wa, that DOES sound like fun! *sarcasm here too*
    when i went to DC with my school, we had to be on the bus by 1:45 AM.
    not fun…

  4. once again, oww.
    i wonder how my friend is going to handle band camp…it’s her first year…i wonder if she knows what she’s gotten herself into…

  5. hey everyone! i have no clue what you are talking about cus im not reading it cus im at a friends house, sry!! Ih, and Andrea-la, i was not opdopted by aliens. my computer whent physco!!! It was like beaping and whining and it shut down. I g2g so i wont be on for a while. try not to talk so much while im gone!

    Talk to ya later :mrgreen:

  6. I know!!! Maybe we are all oboes. And God is like the conductor. We can look at the music, but it doesn’t always go with what God says. And the oboes squeek and mess up but we also improve. And people who mess up are like trumpets!!(j/k, I just really hate trumpets). Okay, so everyone is an oboe. But we are also acorns. And oak trees. And flying guinea pigs(hopefully). HAHAHAHA. See, new metiphore.

  7. Okay…I know I can think about something better than that! How about we are all blenders!!! We can make really good things, but we can also destroy. Like that one time at Church when we put Christmas decorations in the blender…good times. And when we crushed the gingerbread house!!! So, yeah, I’d like to be a blender. Then I could lick myself after I make a banana smoothie! But that one time when we put rocks into the blender…yeah…that was…interesting. See, blenders don’t need to be used for their purpose! You CAN put literally ANYTHING into a blender!!! I would know.

  8. Or what about we are all llamas!!! People keep getting us confused with alpackas!!! So, we llamas have to stand up for ourselves and sometimes spit at society when they tell us to follow their rules!!! Llamas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Or maybe we are all flying guinea pigs!!! That would be so cool!! I’ve always wanted to be able to fly!!! Oh and we can get snowmobiels!!! Okay, I think I passed metiphores about a mile back. But really! I would love to be a snowmobieling flying guienea pig!!! Wouldn’t you?

  10. Or we could be the flying in tune flute players!!! That sounds like some sort of super hero!!! We could soar through the air on our flying irrawaddy dolphins saving the music world for out of tune notes!!! FLYING FLUTE PLAYER TO THE RESCUE!!! Just I don’t play flute…that would still be so cool. But I do get to tune the band…YAY!!! Okay, so I think I just threw metiphores out the window.

  11. Okay…I’m leaving for my cottage now. It doesn’t have a computer or internet so…I wont be here til wenesday or thuesday. FLYING FLUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. bye guys! vaca time!! i’m going to my cabin on the mississippi river!! and won’t be back till wednesday! 🙂 …it’s gonna be a very very long drive.. with my 2 little cousins who are in that stage where they like to talk about poop.. and fight with each other over who gets to hold the dvd player. oh boy. laters!!

  13. i’m gonna go crazy.
    we were suppose to leave by 12.
    and now it’s almost 3.
    my mom hasn’t even packed yet!
    and i want to leave already!
    they already cut my vaca a day short.
    ..and now it might as well be another one.
    i am wildly impatient. and can’t help it.

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