Falling behind on Google Reader, I almost miss awesome things like this contest by Bookninja. The premise is to “rebrand” literary titles with covers and quotes that make them more mass marketesque. If you click nowhere else today, click here to behold the finalists and here to see Bookninja’s own offerings, including Beloved-as-apocalypse. The entires will make you laugh and think about the more serious repercussions of rebranding.
Voting is still open; email email@example.com with your top three picks by Friday.
One of my favorite contenders is Cormac McCarthy’s The Road “as parenting book.” (For a higher-res version, check out the site itself.)