June 23, 2010

This Old Thing?: Bluebeard's Egg

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File this one under cover doesn't match the text. It gives the impression that Bluebeard's Egg by Margaret Atwood is a fantasy about a fairy who really loves a blue egg. Or maybe she's really hungry. Mmmm, frittata. But no, it's a collection of short stories about relationships between men and women. The title story is about a woman with a dumb husband.

Another library sale find. I'll add this to my "I'll get to it someday" pile.


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11 comments :

  1. I wonder if this was on of those writer/publisher battles over the cover - or, maybe Ms. Atwood likes fairies ...

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  2. That cover really dates the book!

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  3. Even though it doesn't match the text, I love that cover. A book that matched that cover would probably be right up my alley. ;)

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  4. She is looking rather adoringly at the egg. Thanks for the laugh.

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  5. Tyrie- I have seen quite a few strange covers for A Handmaid's Tale, so you never know.

    Kathy- A late 70's, early 80's vibe.

    Trisha- I bet you could come up with an interesting story to go along with it.

    Thomas- It must be fascinating!

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  6. I loved this book! It was actually my very first Atwood. I should re-read it sometime.

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  7. Can't wait to read this one. It's another book that's been on my shelves for a scandalously long time. And I suspect I'll love it!

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  8. That was my first reaction...Atwood wrote fantasy?

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  9. That was my first reaction...Atwood wrote fantasy?

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  10. The cover looks strangely mismatched. I hope the book is good :)

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  11. Strangely, I just picked this book up from a charity shop last week. I wish mine had that cover though!

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