Book covers. We’ve seen good ones, mediocre ones, and those that make you cringe or scratch your head wondering what in all the hells the author was thinking. We’ve seen glorious ones (and glory is truly in the eyes of the beholder) and those that didn’t quite cut the mustard.
Let’s get right down to it. Some book covers you just can’t describe. They may be awesome or give you the irresistible urge to run screaming into the dark, dark night clawing your eyes out. Sometimes, it’s a little of both.
Now I present you with some of our favorite WTF book covers…
You’ll never be able to look at a fin the same way again:
This one scares even me (and no, I have NOT read this – that tagline, though):
The otter looks like he is plotting someone’s death.
Speechless. But their butts do look kind of meatball-y.
Wow. This dude does have a magnificent codpiece. The glasses are a nice touch. What’s happening here? Is that a galaxy swirling around his groin?
Let me come in? What???? Leave the little piglets alone and why is there a faerie in the corner?! Does he remind anyone else a little bit of Jared Leto?
I… well, love conquers all, I suppose.
I personally find this one funny. I would read this.
Don’t blame it on the alien, dude!
Because dinosaur erotica is really a thing.
Scary. The orange background really brings out his… orange skin.
Oh wait, there are TENTACLES too?! I might need to read this for science.
She’s got three arms?
No list could be complete without a Fabio cover:
And just because someone awesome Photo-shopped Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on this amazing cover (well done):
Shout-out to WTFBadRomanceCovers where we find many of these gems.
In summary, look: this is some serious scientific research here, people. Don’t ever let anyone WTF-book-cover-shame you. It’s a public service to inform and enlighten. Plus, comedy. Also, we are happy to undertake these arduous experiments (because we’re the scientists) and then present our results to you, Beloved Readers.
Until next time. Stay freaky.