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Friday Fiction: Cover Art Creeps

Against That Day
Simons
1996

I have a real problem with this cover. Is it just me or do those look like plastic disembodied heads on the cover? I also think that little girl head is creepy and I think looking at this cover I will not be able to sleep well. I think this book might have to have an “unfortunate encounter” with coffee.

I can’t really speak to the book itself. This is a Christian fiction romance about a missionary family heading to Peru. Clem, the wife has some sort of problem with Peru as her parents died there. I am sure it all works out in the end. Regardless, I am sleeping with one eye open.

Mary

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16 Responses to Friday Fiction: Cover Art Creeps

  • If I had to judge a book by its cover I would think that the story is about a woman whose husband killed her with a tree branch when they went to their daughter’s Irish dancing competition.

  • airfare was too much for the christian missionary family so they just photoshopped themselves to peru

  • “Clem has every reason to be afraid.”

    Probably because a mad scientist has grafted her husband’s head to the top of her’s and stolen her daughter’s body.

  • Yes, the cover looks like a bad cut-and-paste job.

  • I think Mason was actually the first successful(?) face transplant patient – that face doesn’t go with that head.

    As for psychotic toddler rising from the hills…nope. Nope nope nope.

  • The driver sounds so disdaining of the senderistas, like they’re some kind of guerrilla UPS operation.

  • This is the first time I’ve seen Clem be a woman’s name.

  • It looks like the wife’s head is actually pierced by that tree branch!

  • I assume that he is holding that tree branch to protect himself Against That Day when the children who were wished into the cornfield return for revenge.

  • Hubby sounds like an arse. His wife’s parents died in Peru, and he’s dragging her back there? Geez. Also not sure why you’d be on a mission in a Christian nation anyway.

    • Because they’re not the *right kind* of Christian, of course.[/sarcasm]

      • Haha! I do love how some Christians think that the “wrong” opinion on transubstantiation/consubstantiation will condemn you to hell forever.

  • So what’s the tragedy, please say it’s not that Hannah’s head is severed or maybe she’s buried in a green avalanche? Also, what is with the attitude on the back cover? Usually, the back cover blurb is supposed to promote a book, not call it predictable.

  • Why is the floating head of an 8 year old Amy Schumer looking like she wants to kill me in the background of the cover?