12 thoughts on “Cover Fail

  1. LifetimeReader January 21, 2011 / 10:13 am

    Oh my goodness. This could bring a whole lot of new readers to the classics…


  2. bookssnob January 21, 2011 / 10:16 am

    Good Lord. I am speechless! I think whoever picked that up would be quite disappointed with the content after seeing that cover!


  3. Kerry January 21, 2011 / 10:52 am

    There are so many things wrong with that cover that I don't even know where to begin.


  4. John J. Tackett January 21, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    I agree with Darlyn. I know publishers have really whittled down their staff, but someone with a bit of taste and knowledge really needs to be overseeing this. ___ The Devoted Classicist, http://tdclassicist.blogspot.com


  5. Daniel-Halifax January 21, 2011 / 3:12 pm

    Oh how shame-making! and the cherries? I'm lost?

    I wonder if that unemployed porn actress knows she's a book cover “star?”


  6. niesaandanbolynread January 21, 2011 / 10:24 pm

    There is a lot of talk about Gudrun and her tights in Women in Love, although those stockings were not quite what I imagined her wearing!


  7. Thomas at My Porch January 22, 2011 / 10:07 am

    Lifetime: Photo aside, the bad design would keep me from picking it up.

    Rachel: Totally disappointed. I found the book tedious and I wasn't even looking for sex.

    Kerry: Not one redeeming thing about it.

    Darlyn: I think he may have liked the picture.

    John: Thankfully, this wasn't from a publishing house, it is someone taking the public domain text and slapping a cover on it to try and make some money from gullible e-readers.

    Daniel: I think the cherries are alluding to her untouched nature. If you can believe that.

    Niesa: I think your right.


  8. Read the Book January 22, 2011 / 3:35 pm

    There are no words. This is appalling! Was the cover creator trying to revive the legal case against this book?


  9. Paperback Reader January 22, 2011 / 5:27 pm

    That post is hilarious; what makes the Swann's Way cover really funny is that those are macaroons, not madeleines!


  10. StuckInABook January 23, 2011 / 6:32 am

    Oh wow, that is one of the worst things I've ever seen. Off to read his post now…


  11. C.B. James January 23, 2011 / 11:58 am

    Yet another reason not to get an e-reader.


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