Sunday, 13 September 2009

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahk!

I think we're all agreed that film tie-in versions of novels are usually ugly things. Here's one that won't change your mind.



Get it away from me!

11 comments:

Joseph said...

Holy crap. I think I see Liza Minelli.

JRSM said...

And she's going to EAT YOU ALIVE!

Derek said...
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Derek said...

And this isn't some third-world publisher. This is Random House, for goodness' sakes.

Christy Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

Is it Liza? Probably, not, hunh?

This cover reminds me so much of the campy latino tele-novelas. Like some girl is going to pop out and say, "I'm pregnant!"

JRSM said...

It would appear to be someone rejoicing in the name of Shannyn Sossamon, who went on to play 'Pink Hair Girl' in another film--possibly not a significant role.

Brian Busby said...

As I recall, the novel is told through the eyes of multiple characters - not a character with multiple personalities, as the cover seems to imply.

I add that the Gore Vidal quote - 'A wonderfully comic novel' - is very much at odds with the illustration.

miss cat's dastardly depictions said...

That made me say "ew" out loud, not a common occurrence..

Bob Fingerman said...

While I'd agree that this isn't a good book cover, Eric White, the artist responsible for the image, is generally quite good.

http://www.ewhite.com/

JRSM said...

It's more the fact that this swastika of floating B-actor heads was deemed a good book cover than a problem with the artist, who, Bob's correct, is actually very good, and has quite a line in disquieting artwork.

Sally Tempo said...

am so jealous of whomever got to design this. Unrecognizable, but so, so vivid caricatures? 90's color scheme? dozens of floating heads assemble vaguely in the shape of a swastika? what is going on here

oh yeah, and an endorsing blurb from Gore Vidal.