Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I Challenge You to A Duel - Madame Tussaud

The Mad Scientist is currently tucked away safely in the back of the laboratory reading

Madame Tussaud
A Novel of the French Revolution

I am quite enjoying myself & this book!

Ah, sweet bloody revolution!
*This book is not for anyone who does not quite enjoy a bloody mess.*

I think many of you who have enjoyed my oddity at times 
know that I do not fancy reading the wonderful synopsis of any book.

I am a scientist who loves to toss out logic when it comes to reading.
Yes, indeed odd.  Covers will draw me in or I rely on wonderful recommendations.
By either friends or my lovely followers.
Yes, I think you can blush now.

With that there is a huge book art debate!
By huge... I mean we all want beautiful covers to swoon over and show off.
Which cover is better?

This week it is 
Hardcover vs Softcover!

Which one do you prefer?

Hardcover                      VS                        Softcover

I am indeed undecided on this one.  

The bright sunshine colors of the Hardcover draw me in but I'm not a fan of the stylish hair.  I can hardly believe they loved it at one time.  Whereas, the girl in the Softcover seems sad and beautiful at the same time.   The mask also adds a hint of intrigue.

Which one would you love to have on your shelf?
Or virtual shelf?


  1. I absolutely adored this book. I actually wish I was still reading it :) I do like the dress in the hardcover, but the pose is a little stiff. I love the paperback, but I don't think it suits the novel AT all. So I'm also undecided. I'll probably go with the hardcover, just because it suits it better.

  2. I want to read this so badly! I'm in love with both covers, but I think the hardcover wins for me! :)

  3. I like the softcover image more because it seems... well, softer. I like the less confrontational pose and the mask is definitely intriguing. However, I think the dress and styling of the hardcover version are more appropriate for the time period.

  4. Softcover for me. Even if the hair on the hardcover is historically accurate, it still looks ridiculous.

  5. I am kind of leaning towards the softcover because I am a big fan of red and I love her hair down.

  6. I really want to read this book! And I hadn't seen the softcover yet..kinda loving the softcover better.

    New follower, btw :)
    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  7. Softcover is better imvho. The girl is really nice and mysterious. Hardcover might be very accurate historically but it is somehow stiff - just some brilliant colours put together, no emotion.

    I will be forced to buy this book any time soon, every new review around the blogosphere make my heart hurt. Thanks for feeding my fish!

  8. Hardcover. There's something about that woman's hair.

  9. The hardcover! Though I do like both. I want to read this book so bad! It sounds wonderful!

  10. I have the book art from the Hardcover for my file on my Nook. Every now and then I do turn to it. It really fits the book.

    Mad Scientist

  11. The first cover is brighter and cheerier, but I do agree that the hair is a little too much. The second one is more mysterious and dark and I heart the second one better.


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