Laurel’s review of Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Yes, that cover is quite gruesome! Interesting book, sounds like.

message 2: by Lars (new)

Lars Guthrie I'm kind of weird (understatement), but I did like the cover. Whatever I think, there are probably a lot of boys (and some girls) at the marketed age level for this book who would be attracted to the cover

message 3: by Laurel (last edited Jan 18, 2011 09:52AM) (new)

Laurel Hi, Kathryn and Lars. :) I agree the cover is probably just right for the targeted age group (particularly grade school boys). While I found it to be creepy and gruesome, I can appreciate that that was sort of the point -- it's in the title, after all. :) A photo of the actual man would not have appealed to its audience, and thus would not have sold as well. Still, it is a rather disturbing cover!

message 4: by Lars (new)

Lars Guthrie Laurel wrote: "Still, it is a rather disturbing cover!"

Yep. Good review, Laurel.

message 5: by Laurel (new)

Laurel I thought it was a cool name too. I have a friend who has a son named Gage!

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