With Their Backs to the Reader

Book covers showing persons not facing the reader but turning their backs. So what is being expressed here: A cold shoulder? Deceit? Loneliness? Shame? Guilt? Sexual allure? Or the exact opposite -- innocence and a complete absence of suspicion?
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878 books · 252 voters · list created November 13th, 2009 by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (votes) .
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Comments Showing 1-4 of 4 (4 new)

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message 1: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I wonder how many books have that Caspar David Friedrich painting on the cover (the one that's on Sorrows of Young Werther) - that could probably fill its own list.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Yes, I noticed that too ...

Thanks for going through all the lists I sent you lately, btw! I know it's been a lot ...


message 3: by Stacey (new)

Stacey D. Don't forget Nicole Mones' Lost in Translation, an amazing read about art and love in China. All Mones' novels are great, but this one is her best!


message 4: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten I'm loving this list! I just went through all of my books and voted for everything that fit the category. I voted for over 50 books and only one of them is among the top 100. There are obviously a lot of books like this! And I think Kim Harrison's Hollows series accounts for at least a quarter of them. ;P


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