Fuse #8

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Pulp Classic Fiction

How often have I found myself saying that if a children's book only had a better cover it might garner itself a far higher readership? Now it looks as if my prayers have been answered in a truly unholy fashion. Behold a recent crop of pulp novel covers from Slate Magazine. They had their designers, "create lurid new book jackets for classics from The Iliad to Animal Farm". Check out the ankle boots on Alice In Wonderland, if you've a chance. And Moby Dick's, "Primitive Pirate Passions Were A Prelude To Death", may now be my favorite sentence in the English language.


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