Slow • 29 October 2008 • The SnowBlog
I imagine you've all seen it, but I rather like the idea of misleadingly populist covers for classics. (See the Guardian pictures here.) Well not 'like' exactly, but I'm amused by the idea. Provided it's for fun. I forswore buying a Jane Austen book a while back (you may remember) because they'd made it look like a YA fantasy novel. I'm also reminded of the downmarket alternative covers some DVDs get sold with that make them look like they've got lots more sex, comedy and ruffty-tuffty action than they really do have. I actually held off buying a copy of Almost Famous because my local DVD shop only had the cover that made it look like a porn movie (which it's not). If you're interested to see what I mean, contrast the US edition with the British one.