Misleading Book Covers

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Inspired by coming across this hitherto unknown contribution to swashbuckling and deckswabbing by Virginia Woolf just now:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZPMMAX1IL._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-13,34_AA300_SH20_OU02_.jpg

The kindle/ebook market looks set to turn this into a burgeoning field.

Stevie T, Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:35 (eight years ago) link

But of course this kind of thing has been going on for a while:

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/avon-books/622-1.jpg

Stevie T, Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:36 (eight years ago) link

Are these really madeleines?
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FS59rxkmL._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU02_.jpg

Stevie T, Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:53 (eight years ago) link

Madeleine, macaroon, what's the difference?

portrait of velleity (woof), Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:56 (eight years ago) link

macaron, my friend

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaron

nanoflymo (ledge), Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:58 (eight years ago) link

xp

Macaron, macaroon, what's the difference?

(I stand corrected)

portrait of velleity (woof), Thursday, 20 January 2011 11:00 (eight years ago) link

Beautiful. Sequel to The Rainbows I guess.

portrait of velleity (woof), Thursday, 20 January 2011 11:01 (eight years ago) link

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZCTpr4P2L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

I think I remember a "Star Wars" themed one, too.

alimosina, Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:53 (eight years ago) link

Here we go.

http://pics.librarything.com/picsizes/22/95/229558439eaf52759392f3450514141414c3441.jpg

alimosina, Thursday, 20 January 2011 19:47 (eight years ago) link

Fuck, that didn't work. See here, though: http://causticcovercritic.blogspot.com/search/label/Tutis%20bashing (sorry for the self-plug)

My especial favourite is the Thomas Hardy book with Slash from Guns n Roses on the cover.

buildings with goats on the roof (James Morrison), Thursday, 20 January 2011 22:44 (eight years ago) link

Those Proust macarons made me laugh a little too hard!

Stop Non-Erotic Cabaret (Abbbottt), Thursday, 20 January 2011 22:57 (eight years ago) link

omg

Meme From Turner (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 21 January 2011 21:39 (eight years ago) link

Aargh, that didn't work, it was the one by "Pelham Grenville" with the pink doughboy on the cover.

(sorry for the self-plug)

No apologies necessary. Actually I clicked over there without- surprise- reading carefully, and thought, this name looks suspiciously familiar and then decided this must be a common name, there must be many James Morrisons.

Meme From Turner (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 22 January 2011 03:04 (eight years ago) link

is that the church from the november rain video in the background behind slash?? is that a still from the november rain video?!?

j., Saturday, 22 January 2011 09:04 (eight years ago) link

I _think_ it's from a Rock Star game cover

buildings with goats on the roof (James Morrison), Saturday, 22 January 2011 11:11 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

just in case JM is shy of plugging again, check the new collection at ccc:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1ysByywuUdw/UGpQpKAuU_I/AAAAAAAALns/oFAi2D7kXmo/s1600/Henry+James+%284%29.jpg

(The Coxon Fund!)

woof, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 12:31 (six years ago) link

^perfect for this thread:

Henry James in Space

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 13:09 (six years ago) link

that is a great thread premise, it is a shame it fizzled out. I am going to think about Henry James in space some.

woof, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 13:47 (six years ago) link

tears at these

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 15:17 (six years ago) link

I think I posted about this on another thread, but I was SO bummed by this cover after waiting months for the new printing:

http://ecimages.kobobooks.com/Image.ashx?imageID=8_cOEEyMGEmkInJwinw6Sw&Type=Full

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 15:18 (six years ago) link

(trilogy is about a wealthy heroin addict who was sexually abused by his father)

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 15:19 (six years ago) link

except it's a nut not a screw.

I got the Boyzone, I got the remedy (ledge), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:56 (six years ago) link

apparently it's two wrenches having a nut tug-of-war?

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:58 (six years ago) link

adjustable wrenches with screw adjusters fyi, i think it's a valid picture

DJ Mooncup (NickB), Thursday, 4 October 2012 14:00 (six years ago) link

One wrench is polished and new, the other old and rusty.

jim, Thursday, 4 October 2012 14:11 (six years ago) link

it is like a virile young wrench feeding a moribund elder

DJ Mooncup (NickB), Thursday, 4 October 2012 14:18 (six years ago) link

or an old wrench passing on the nut of life to the next generation

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Thursday, 4 October 2012 16:59 (six years ago) link

the turn of this crew

DJ Mooncup (NickB), Thursday, 4 October 2012 17:03 (six years ago) link

rusty wrench = governess is insane
shiny wrench = ghosts are real
nut = reader

woof, Thursday, 4 October 2012 17:07 (six years ago) link

The mystery is killing me!

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:26 (six years ago) link

huh, i guess twitter doesn't like the internet outside of twitter. http://twitpic.com/b4iyuk

Perfect Chicken Forever (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00 (six years ago) link

Erotic sci fi, or maybe unerotic but full of sex Ballard sci fi

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:16 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

digging these Dorothy Richardson covers
http://neglectedbooks.com/?p=3941

woof, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:18 (three years ago) link

i've never read those books. has anyone read them all? i never SEE them to buy. even copies with goofy covers.

scott seward, Monday, 25 April 2016 15:17 (three years ago) link

not has anyone ever read them all. has anyone here read them all.

scott seward, Monday, 25 April 2016 15:18 (three years ago) link

virago did okay covers of them in the 70's. i never even see those. must not have sold much here.

scott seward, Monday, 25 April 2016 15:21 (three years ago) link

Virago still sells them, but only as print-on-demand, so they never make it to shops. And probably nobody buys them, either.

did you read them? kinda figured if anyone had here...

scott seward, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:29 (three years ago) link

old virago copies on amazon but not always cheap. i'll find them all eventually.

scott seward, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:30 (three years ago) link

Yeah, I always intended to get the viragos if I saw them, but I never have seen them :( of course, once I do it will probably be 20 years before I actually get round to reading them. or at least the first 2 before losing momentum.

Seen a couple of the Viragos around but have never read them. Thomp was curious about them, I think, but I don't know if he actually read them.

woof, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 07:05 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

I decided to go with the Penguin edition.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41xf%2B0Xz59L._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

jmm, Saturday, 27 April 2019 20:44 (two months ago) link

Love imagining cover-quoter Nabokov's reaction to that cover

That is at least a Liartown fake, thank God.


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