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Cover Love: Neil Gaiman's "The Ocean at the End of the Lane"

The Italian cover of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane - peoplewhowrite

The Italian cover of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The American cover of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is also striking–a photograph of a little girl in an almost dancer’s pose under water–but as an illustration for the Italian cover, the book seems far more compelling because it’s imagined. The literal photo almost says too much.

The perspective is important too. Instead of a wide shot, we’re closer and under the assumed protagonist. Don’t you want to surge up to the surface and see what that floating boy/girl, and even the ducks look like?

For his part, Gaiman first saw the cover on Tumblr. He wrote in a reblog: “I spy an Italian cover. How cool… (Nope, I hadn’t seen it before. I seem to mostly find out about these things from Tumblr.)”

Love more covers here.

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