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A New Cover for Sparks

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Do not judge a book by its cover. This is a common saying that most readers do anyway even though they do not admit it. Some covers have changed over time. So does the packaging of a book make the reader want to read it more? Movie book covers are giving some books a second light.
At the age of twenty-eight Nicholas Sparks just finished writing his third book. So in October of 1996 is when he finished his story of entitled The Notebook. Warner Brothers publishing company decided to fulfill Sparks dream of becoming a published author and made The Notebook the first piece of writing he had published. In an interview he mentioned time after time that he was glad it was not until this book when he was published because he said he did not think the first two were worthy of publication, they were just used as confidence boosters proving he loved to write.
Nicholas Sparks is a unique and very talented author. He has a special talent that when he writes he writes his stories they are very realistic and even life like. The amount of details and images make the book come to life. It even makes the reader use their imagination. The all the imagery it is hard not to imagine being one of the characters in the book. Even though Sparks is known for his romance and love stories the majority of his books suffer through some sort of downfall or tragedy.
“All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 89 million copies in print worldwide, in over 50 languages, including over 50 million copies in the United States alone, and his popularity continues to soar.” (Sparks). This statistic is impressive thinking how he started just writing for fun the became published a year or so after he wrote his first novel. In fact The...

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...tory with the movie cover instead because I do not think it gives the author a chance to say that it was a book long before it became a movie.
According to D. F. McKenzie, “I define ‘texts’ to include verbal, visual, oral, and numerical data, in the form of maps, prints, and music, of archives of recorded sound, of films, videos, and any computer-stored information, …”(37). To me this quote defines Nicholas Sparks’s reason beyond his writing. McKenzie brings mentions no matter the form it is still referred to a text. So no matter how a cover is designed it is still text. Along with no matter how a book is represented in a movie it is still a text. To me this important for reading, watching, or analyzing a piece of work it is all ends up being the same thing in the end. So now the choice is yours, do you think that movie book covers give books a second light?
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