Howdy all, Remember to enter the new Bookninja contest (covered here by Alison Flood in the Guardian) to remasculate the authors, titles and plot summaries of famous books. Remember, we’re not looking for porn here, though that may seem the logical choice for some of you…. We’re looking for “remasculation”, whatever that means. And don’t worry about the cover, if you don’t have photoshop, but if you do and feel like playing, send one along! This is more about the ideas than the design. See previous examples here and here. And a few below. You can .
Beloved, by Toni Morrison becomes Beloved Patriots, by Tony Morrison
One man’s quest to follow the NFL team he loves to every game during the
Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Everything That Rises Must Converge” becomes “Everything That Rises Must Submerge“, by Brandon E. O’Connor
A tender, postmodernist take on the testosterone-fed capers of a small time Dixie mayor who alternates chasing ass with loud spontaneous diatribes on structural flaws in Faulkner’s plot maps, his “take no prisoners!” button affording an in at most S & M functions in foreign cities.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath becomes The Bell Jar by Sid Plath
“To the person in the Bell Jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is the bad dream.”
Ten years ago, Edward Greenwood was a top agent for the C.I.A. Retired and working as a magazine editor Edward is living the simple life and no longer thinks about those dangerous days. But now somebody in the Agency wants what’s in Edward’s head. Kidnapped from his family, Edward is brought to a top secret facility known as The Bell Jar, where torture and psychological mind-games rule. Faced with his sanity being slowly stripped away, Edward must use every dirty trick he knows to kill and survive.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares becomes Brotherhood of the Traveling Panty-Raids
This sensitive tale of male bonding, tells the story of four army buddies who, after discharge, return to college and participate in four separate panty-raid missions, only to discover that they each came away with the same pair of panties, and magically, the panties fit each of them perfectly, despite their different body shapes and “package” sizes.