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0412 The Deep Blue Good-by

April 12, 2013
0412 Deep Blue Good-by, The 1797
  • Title: The Deep Blue Good-by
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN-10: 0812983920
  • ISBN-13: 9780812983920
  • Cover Artist: Photo

Well, whaddya know? Travis McGee is being reprinted with all-new cover art. Yes, it’s photo art, but compared to the so-called artwork on the previous series, anything is an improvement. Actually, for photo covers, the new series isn’t bad. Of course, you can’t expect them to actually depict a scene from the story — why, that would be un-American! — but they are attractive, they work the color motif into the photo (mostly), and they at least suggest some aspect of the story. An interesting side-motif is that most of them, but not all, work water into the cover photo. For Blue that makes perfect sense, but not for Green, but I still like the idea since ole Trav is a man of the water.

Just a little history here. Random House bought out Fawcett in 1982, but kept the Fawcett name for JDM and other books. It looks like they’ve decided to drop it because this new series is under the Random House name. It’s the end of a 60 year tradition. What a pity.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve Scott permalink
    April 12, 2013 12:21 pm

    Wow, these are really nice!

  2. Warren Shrimpton permalink
    April 13, 2013 4:28 am

    A massive improvement , but I bet we don’t get them over here. I shall keep a look though.

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