3.21.2008

More from the Mailbag

So faithful reader RichterCa was trollin' around the bookstores and happened upon some interesting covers.


I've got an under dog right now. Burnsie likes to try and crawl between me and the chair IN WHICH I'M SITTING making for a very squashed dog under my butt.

RichterCa suggests, and I agree, that the following really needs to be added to the Lord's Prayer. Lead us not into the Land of Zombies, but Deliver us from Wolves...


...and get this freakin' branch off my head!




So a while back I get an e-mail from TheCritic saying that I've just got to find a copy of the White Hotel because he'd given the book away but remembers the cover with some kind of serious fear and awe. Alas, I searched all over, but no luck. Yesterday I get an e-mail from TheCritic letting me know that the cover had SOOOOOO disturbed him that he went out of his way to track down his friend and have the cover scanned. Now you, too, can be frightened by the White Hotel (inside cover):




I....I....I'm just speechless. It's worrisome when the LEAST disturbing thing on a cover is a NAZI!



And finally, PH sends us what could quite possibly be the mascot of this site. It's an awesome cover (since when have merhorses, chartreuse, and fuchsia NOT gone together?) but I think you'll agree the title was made for Judge a Book.

12 comments:

MCroft said...

That's gotta be a dover thift edition of Snark. Horay for cheap out of copyright works...

The Critic said...

Often bad cover art is paired with equally bad writing, but I really have to go out of my way to tell you that The White Hotel really is one of the great novels of the late 20th C. Unfortunately, an insane publisher decided that quality intelligent writing needed a little *ahem* vivid imagery with some POP associated with it if they planned to sell at bestseller rates.

The Critic said...

Of course, they may wish to resurrect this art once this hits the theaters.

Sweet jesus, Brittany Murphy?

Susanna said...

Is that a giant celestial sphincter dripping on the Nazi?

Snow said...

Why yes, yes it is.

Taking the hint from the Alien-Farah pairing, the couple on the bed seem to be missing some limbs.

Brynhildr Bookkeeper said...

I read The While Hotel in my honors class in college. It's a fabulous book. We did not read that edition though. That cover art would have scarred us all, far more than our underage drinking ever did.

shandon said...

Ohhhh, I had that edition of Snark. It was a hardback in a slipcase, published by Peter Pauper Press. I wonder whatever happened to it?

Emily said...

I only just recently discovered this site but I am completely in love. So hysterical. I just went back and read all the old entries and was laughing out loud alone in my dorm room.

You've inspired me to go through my books and see if I have any good covers, and I will certainly be on the look out for new ones to send to you!

tinylittlelibrarian said...

I want the Snark book as a poster for my wall! :)

Sexy Sadie said...

If the book is called "Deliver Us From Wolves" why is there what appears to be a Romulon on the cover? And what's the deal with the flame-headed lady?

Anonymous said...

The lady with the flaming hair looks like it comes from the album art of "Nothing's Shocking" by Jane's Addiction.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/b/b4/200px-Jane's_Addition-Nothing's_Shocking.jpg

Rob said...

I'm terrified that I knew that was The White Hotel before I looked at the text, and I haven't even read it...