Front Cover Friday – 22

In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut

Doesn’t the cover have this mysterious look to it that’s just so charming? I loved it!

Here are the other versions I found –

Although I like the first one the best, each of these covers have an alluring factor to them – if it’s the lantern and the glow of light at dusk that makes the first cover attractive, it’s the closing in clouds and the summit that makes the second one beautiful; if it’s a eerie feeling that the fan on the third cover evokes, then it’s the warmth of a sunny day that the fourth cover brings out. All in all, every cover is so creatively done, I think.

Here’s the story synopsis from Shelfari

A young man takes three journeys, through Greece, India and Africa. He travels lightly, simply. To those who travel with him and those whom he meets on the way – including a handsome, enigmatic stranger, a group of careless backpackers and a woman on the edge – he is the Follower, the Lover and the Guardian. Yet, despite the man’s best intentions, each journey ends in disaster. Together, these three journeys will change his whole life. A novel of longing and thwarted desire, rage and compassion, “In a Strange Room” is the hauntingly beautiful evocation of one man’s search for love, and a place to call home.

What do you think? Of the story? Of the covers? Which cover do you like best? Do share.

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4 comments on “Front Cover Friday – 22

  1. The first one for sure. Love that one. The second one..I have been here..I have a picture of this exact rock 😀
    The third one actually seems to go with the name of the book. The forth one reminds me of my trip to Rajasthan 🙂

  2. Like them all…but have only seen the last one in bookstores here. The story sounds like a male version of Eat, Pray, Love 😛 Except maybe not as self-indulgent!

    • Titaxy says:

      I saw someone reading this book on the train and that person had the book with the first cover. 🙂

      And yes, story does sound a lot similar to Ear, Pray, Love. 🙂

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