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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

The new UK cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

Through the years there have been a lot of covers for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, including the above. In case you missed it, here's the new on from Penguin UK:



A bit strange, yes?  Yesterday at my book-loving family's get together to celebrate my mother's 85th birthday opinion ranged from "What!?" to "Probably chosen to sell more copies of the book." The whole brouhaha was discussed in a Saturday Washington Post article, "What divisive 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' covers says about books and readers." Link below:



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