A Lesson In Terrible Book Covers
Nothing brings the joy of humor and the mental anguish of awkwardness like a really, really bad book cover.
Some of these featured in today’s post are just painful. All of these come from an awesome Tumblr called Lousy Book Covers that I recently discovered.
And all of these are real. I wish I could say they weren’t. I wish I could say they were just fake Photoshop jobs. But, no, these are indeed actual book covers from actual, real books. The Lousy Book Covers site links back to all the books on Amazon.
Here’s a few of my favorites:
I see a disproportionately large silhouette of a man falling out of the sky. Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? Oh, and there’s a palm tree.
When you’re just getting started at the whole poverty thing, nothing makes the pain go away quite like some ramen noodles, brown sugar, and a little chili oil.
What if I told you that this cover really wasn’t a metaphor–that there really was a ginormous needle sticking into this oblivious woman’s head as she meditates? I bet you’d be more likely to read the book, wouldn’t you?
This was how I met my wife. One day I got out of the shower, and I saw her face in the sky.
This was the day when Joe and Frank found out that Holly’s avatar in Sims was actually a man.
Life on the goat farm was never quite the same after that day.
“The Rancher Meets His Match”…in the form of a decapitated bride and groom on their wedding day.
I’m guessing this is one of those images where if you stare at the upper left corner for 45 seconds and spin around 3 times, then you’ll see the cabin, or maybe Jesus’ face in the trees.
For more awesomely terrible book covers, check out the Lousy Book Covers Tumblr. Be careful, though, it’s addicting.