I found out this week that Carmen has updated her gallery of international book covers of the OUTLANDER and Lord John books. Thanks very much to Carmen for going to the trouble of collecting all of these cover pictures in one place! I think they're very interesting to look at.
You can see the collection here:
Some of these are really beautiful, and some are just bizarre. (Why do so many of the Lord John covers feature a woman? Don't any of these cover artists actually read the books? Or at least have some idea of what the book is about? <rolling eyes>)
I like the new Finnish cover for AN ECHO IN THE BONE, which Carmen says she will be adding to her gallery soon. This is clearly Bree at Lallybroch, reading one of the letters from Jamie and Claire. Very appropriate!
I think the Italian covers are pretty good. Fascinating to see the Japanese covers (the one for THE FIERY CROSS is unmistakable, even if you don't read Japanese at all). And I like the matched set of Lord John covers from the Netherlands.
What about the rest of you? Have you seen a particular international book cover design that you really like? One that you don't like at all? Which ones from Carmen's collection are your favorites? If you know of other international book covers of Diana Gabaldon's books that are not included in Carmen's collection, please post a link here and I'll pass the information on to her.