Friday, February 04, 2005

Cover Story

"Don't judge a book by its cover," they say. Huh. Next time they'll be telling us that you shouldn't judge a person by appearances. I bet the people who say this are fat, blonde, and walk about wearing shirts saying, 'I am a big fat dumb blonde person who doesn't know what they're saying'.
I mean, let's face it, in the world of publishing as it is today, with the streamlining of different genres and authors, covers have become more and more important. I mean, if you don't judge a book by its cover, what are you going to judge it by? It's weight? It's contents? Don't make me laugh!

Judging a Book By Its Cover #1

Look at me, this cover is saying. I am big. I am black. I have several important looking vowels and consonants on me, and I have an attractive futuristic-art feel to me. I will look ever-so-valuable sitting there on the shelf, and if your cousins ask you why you don't read science-fiction any more, you can just clobber them over the head with me.
But, you ask, can you read me? Can you read me?

Jingle jingle jaunted jingling.

Coin rang. Clock clacked.

Avowal. Sonnez. I could. Rebound of garter. Not leave thee. Smack. La cloche! Thigh smack. Avowal. Warm. Sweetheart, goodbye!

Jingle. Bloo.

Exactly. If you wanted to get a book for its contents, go out and get the train timetable. It's cheaper, smaller, much easier to understand, and it's cover is much uglier.

Buy me. Buy me now.


Pastorius said...

I couldn't agree with you more.


Lioness said...

I DO judge a book by its cover, and of course I judge people based on their appearance as well, we all do and those who say they don't are lying - and I have Ethology to prove it, HA! Ulysses, couldn't read it, bah. And I did read Trainspotting in English and that Scottish dialect is a bit of a hassle so don't think it's my English failing me, it just bored me, couldn't get past the first few pages. What, must appreciate it just bcs it's a classic? NO.

Anonymous said...

What the hell was that ? It sounded like Vogon poetry

Anonymous said...

I also happen to be one of those asshats who has read that book, but trust me I hated every minute of it. Well, at least half of them.

Anyway, I find that it's best to save books like that for clubbing imbeciles. Proust is also good for that. Always handy.

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