Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cover Geekery: The Absolutist by John Boyne

Here are four covers for the book The Absolutist by John Boyne, a book I'll be reviewing this month.

A masterfully told tale of passion, jealousy, heroism and betrayal set in the gruesome trenches of World War I. 

It is September 1919: twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. 
But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He can no longer keep a secret and has finally found the courage to unburden himself of it. As Tristan recounts the horrific details of what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship with Will--from their first meeting on the training grounds at Aldershot to their farewell in the trenches of northern France. The intensity of their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery as well as confusion and unbearable pain.
The Absolutist is a masterful tale of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in one of the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I. This novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats until its most extraordinary and unexpected conclusion, and will stay with them long after they've turned the last page.
The first cover was the version I read from. However, my favorites are probably the second and fourth one, for they better convey what the story is about. They are all great, I have to say. Which is your favorite?


Marg said...

Interesting to see how many covers there are for this book already. I think I like the second one best!

Holly said...

I think the 2nd and 3rd ones are best. Can't wait for your review on this one. It looks really good!