Crazy Covers For Classic Books

The last few weeks we’ve taken a look at the wonderfully crazy world of Polish movie posters which you can check out here and here.

This week we decided to look in to the craziest and weirdest covers to some truly classic novels and oh my…

Here are our top five favourites and just wait until you see our number one weirdest book cover!¬†You’re going to need an albatross handy to pick your jaw back up for you.




5. TARZAN by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Ah Tarzan, that beautiful story of Mills & Boon romance between one man and his monkey called Jane…

You know what we say to this:

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(Can you tell I found a page of Disney GIFS…?)


4. FIGHT CLUB by Chuck Palahniuk

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Fight Club – Czech Republic

When did Fight Club become a secondary school history text book?


(I promise to stop with the Disney now)


3. THE HOBBIT by JRR Tolkien


Look, it’s Ricky Gervais!

No, it isn’t really him but seriously, the likeness is uncanny.
What I love the most is that this is the cover for the 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION! You know, the edition that is supposed be a celebration of the book and not supposed to make it look like a cheap sci-fi romance novel.


2. STARDUST by Neil Gaiman


Stardust – Russian Hardcover

No, we’re not going crazy and posting some modern art rubbish. This is in fact, the cover to the Russian version of Stardust by Neil Gaiman… Yup, I’ve no idea either.


1. THE SHINING by Stephen King





The Shining – Brazilian cover

Drink that image in for a moment.

Yes mes amis, that there is the cover to The Shining, a wonderful tale of a small town girl finding love in the big city that was serialised in a famous gossip magazine.

Who, WHO thought that this cover would be a decent way to sell such a terrifying book?

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(Admit it, you missed the GIFS as much as I did.)


Cooking With Poo[h]

Cooking with Poo

If you can’t find a copy of the book but would like to make your own ‘Yummy Tummy Cookie Cutter Treats’, you can simply squat over a toilet and hold a Play-doh factory between your legs…

Argh, the jokes just get worse and worse. I blame the terrible book covers for melting my brain.

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