Thursday, August 21, 2008

Reading is sexy

My sister recently had to purchase A Streetcar Named Desire. This is what her copy looks like:

Jeepers, beefcake much?

This got me wondering if other newer editions of the summer-reading standbys are promising titillation they don't deliver.

Here's Wuthering Heights:

Hit that, Heathcliff!

Pride and Prejudice

This isn't really misleading, but I have a problem with putting movie stars on book covers.

Another iteration:

Jane Eyre:

David Copperfield:

Not really about a magician.

The Awakening

She doesn't get n
aked until the end, and it's not at all what you think.

The Red Pony

Oh, how cute! Or, you know, brutal and tragic. I read this in the third grade and was definitely unprepared.


Well, okay, this one does deliver.

I mean, really, what's next - the Bible?
Oh, wait.

This one's for guys ...

This one's for girls:

And this one's for the surfer in all of us:

1 comment:

Ai Lu said...

Just came across this post. As another bibliophile, found it hilarious.

Thanks for your intelligent writing. I'll keep checking in.

~Ai Lu