Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th anniversary cover
Posted by Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers
Soooo this is the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book cover. I hate it. I absolutely hate it! It’s just…creepy! And makes me think of dolls! And….*shudders* What on earth made them think this was a suitable book cover?! I’d rather have an illustration by Sir Quentin Blake as the cover any day! Those are the drawings I know and love from my childhood and will always associate with Roald Dahl’s books.
Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, was said to have tweeted:
“Seriously, Penguin Books. Why not just get Rolf Harris to design the next one? I’m not sure why adults need a different cover anyway, but who was it who decided that ‘adult’ meant ‘inappropriately sexualised’?”
She hit the nail on the head there. A very good point made. And I’ve never understood why there are alternative covers for adults, either.