Why Ghostface?

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Re: Why Ghostface?

Post by praisecrown8 » 02 Jan 2019, 19:07

I also thought there might be an actual ghost in the novel, but to my surprise there was none.

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Post by Samisah » 03 Jan 2019, 10:04

Well honestly, seeing the cover page without any knowledge of its content, one would think, it is relates to the scream movies. But I like it

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Post by Ehartl » 03 Jan 2019, 11:36

I think at first glance the use of Ghostface would help the book. However, if the potential reader thinks the book is a Scream tie-in, the use of the character’s image and name could potentially hurt the book.

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Post by Anthony__ » 04 Jan 2019, 06:24

I love the fact that such design is used on the book cover. I think it created chaos on a lot of people's mind, thereby making it intriguing to read the book.

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Post by Vlinstry » 06 Jan 2019, 17:47

I thought initially that it was connected to the movies, though I have not seen them except for clips. I think the mask itself has become an icon for fear and so it kind of fits. But I realize it will not be to everyone's taste

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Post by dublinkmy6 » 09 Jan 2019, 16:37

More like "anything to attract a wider audience" stuff.

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 12 Jan 2019, 13:27

I think Ghostface is recognizable to many, particularly because of the Scream franchise. I think it could be a double-edged sword though. Some people may want to read it because they think of how scary those films were, or they might think the story is a parody and expect humor. I was worried about generic tropes and cliches and was going to pass the book up.
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Post by desareedany » 14 Jan 2019, 13:49

Yeah I think the author probably thought that if he used an iconic image, it would garner more initial interest. Especially from those who loved the Scream series. However I don't think that image should've been used in that way. Why not just come up with an original scary mask image for the cover?
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Post by Braunsucre » 14 Jan 2019, 16:15

The cover blends with the story in a subtle way but it has the potential of misleading readers as well.

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Post by rogerthat » 16 Jan 2019, 03:20

The ghost face is off to me. The only issue I have with the book.

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Post by Faithmwangi » Today, 06:20

I haven't had the chance to read scream films. But I feel the similarities worked in favour of the book as many of the Scream film fans went for it.
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