Wednesday, September 30, 2009

German Translations of English Books in the Wild (2)

Since my post about English books in German translation was so popular last week, I went back to my local bookstore and took some more pictures.

So here we go!

First up, a lot of creepy eyes!

Michelle Zink's PROPHESY OF THE SISTERS (same title in German)
Suzanne Collins' HUNGER GAMES (German title THE TRIBUTES FROM PANEM - DEADLY GAMES)
Stephanie Meyer's THE HOST (German title SOULS)

Some lighter fare:

David Levithan and Rachel Cohn's NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST (German title NICK & NORAH - SOUNDTRACK OF ONE NIGHT)
E. Lockhart's THE BOYFRIEND LIST (German title 15 BOYS, 4 FROGS + 1 KISS)
Catherine Gilbert Murdock's DAIRY QUEEN (German title WE COWS)



And some heavier fare (I love how the flash came out in the shape of a fairy on the LAMENT cover):

Maggie Stiefvater's LAMENT (German title LAMENT - UNDER THE SPELL OF THE FAIRY QUEEN)
Mary E. Pearson's THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX (German title TWO AND THE SAME - HOW MUCH OF ME AM I?)
Suzanne's LaFleur's LOVE AUBREY (German title I'M STILL HERE)



Next Wednesday I will post some adult titles. Any requests?

42 comments:

Yan said...

I love the PotS and Lament Cover!

cuileann said...

Oofah, the Jenna title in translation really does not do it for me.

Lenore said...

Yan - The LAMENT cover is even more gorge in person, trust me.

Cuileann - It does feel really clunky...and gives too much away.

bermudaonion said...

I love these - the top 3 covers all look similar.

Liviania said...

No requests, but I'm still enjoying these titles. Some of them (like Jenna) are rather literal.

I like that LAMENT cover - I wish I could see it in person to compare it to the original cover.

Falling Off The Shelf said...

I love the german cover of Prophecy of the Sisters. ALthough, I really like the US version too, lol.

BrittLit said...

I love the German covers very pretty.

Nymeth said...

Those are some GREAT covers! Especially the first three.

Reverie said...

ooooh I LOVE Lament's cover... GORGEOUS!

Lauren said...

These are wonderful. I love the Prophecy of the Sisters cover, and the one for Lament.

Raspberry said...

Thanks - this is a lot of fun to see. :)

celi.a said...

Love this feature!

Nely said...

Prophecy, Hunger Games and Lament are neato. Love those covers. You have to keep doing this segment - I love seeing all the new covers and the what the titles have changed to.

♥Nely

Becky said...

I definitely prefer the German cover of Prophecy of the Sisters. I really want to read the book but every time I go into the bookstore I get put off by the cover. Hence I'm waiting for the paperback release.

I love this cover post thing you have going on.

Jenny said...

I way prefer the German title for The Hunger Games. We should call it that here!

Amy said...

WOW! I love that i can actually read this titles-I feel so cultured ;-D
Great post!

Jessica Kennedy said...

Wow! The Lament cover is beautiful! Love the flash fairy! :)

Mary Pearson said...

oh very cool! I still haven't received my author copies. I knew they were using the same cover as the US version but neat to see with the new title. Thanks for sharing, Lenore.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Thanks for doing this again! I love the cover for Prophecy of the Sisters way more than the one in the U.S.

Rhiannon Hart said...

I love the cover of Dairy Queen, and the title, We Cows!

In Australia we usually get the UK covers and the titles are (almost always) the same as the US titles. But recently I've been finding that certain titles just AREN'T being release here--even crazy popular books like Rampant! What might happen is when the US paperback is released, we'll get it here, but still. SOB. Same story with Nothing But Ghosts and Ice by Sarah Beth Durst. Lucky my library imports.

Khy said...

These are FIERCE. I think I like the contemporary covers (Nick and Norah, Boyfriend List, Dairy Queen) the most. They're cute. :D But that is not how I pictured Ruby Oliver. o_O

I love the Lament and PoTS covers too though.

Not a fan of the Jenna Fox title- it's so long. O_O

Alyce said...

Thanks for sharing! I missed the first post that you did.

Zibilee said...

It's really interesting to see those translated titles and different covers. I'll be curiously awaiting the adult titles as well.

prophecygirl said...

Wow, I love seeing these. I like The Hunger Games, and am surprised at some of the German titles (Jenna Fox especially).

I really don't like the Love, Aubrey cover, do you? & I have to get myself a copy of The Host for my collection.. the title is great!

H said...

Maybe the lament cover had a spot-varnish fairy shape? If not that is very weird. But cool :)

Bookworm said...

I love the Dairy Queen cover--so cute! Im also a fan of the E. Lockhart cover and title!

This is a great feature. I love it, Lenore!

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Oooooh. I haven't got my author copy of Lament yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. It's so nice to see it in the wild -- I really think the cover fits the mood of the book.

Ali said...

I get how Dairy Queen might not work in German but... We Cows?

brizmus said...

What a great idea this is - these covers are so cool.
I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea - find some cool French covers!

Joanne said...

What an awesome post! I love seeing how covers change from country to country.

PolishOutlander said...

The Dairy Queen cover looks so much fun, especially with that cow-like shirt!

linzReads said...

This doesn't have to do with covers, but anyways... So currently you're living in Germany? And is your husband German? Oh, and were you born in Germany? I was curious. lol
thanks

Linda said...

This is so cool Lenore! What do they do with memoirs - like Ted Kennedy's "True Compass"?

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Great post! Love looking at the alternate covers (and titles)! Keep it coming!

Ladytink_534 said...

Yeah for some reason when all those eye book covers are put together it's extremely creepy lol. Interesting pics!

brizmus said...

I have passed an award along to you. Yay!

Lenore said...

Linzreads - I live in Germany but was not born here. My husband is German, yes.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I loved the first post you did like this one, and so I love this one too! I love to see book covers from everywhere, and see how the titles change, too.

Erica said...

I love the Lament cover!

Jenn M. said...

'Two and the Same - How Much of Me am I?'!?!?!?

lol...my brain can't even process that!

I love seeing these. No requests, but looking forward to more!

~bella f.~ said...

my suggestions for adult fic covers i'd like to see:

* Wuthering Heights
* The Lovely Bones by alice sebold
* The Appeal by john grisham
* The Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris
* The Lost Symbol & Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
* Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
* The Handmaid's Tale by M. Atwood

lol, i kinda went crazy with the list, i know, lol
but i got curious!

Ladytink_534 said...

Oh I thought of one I'd love to see, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! Maybe Peter Pan?