Red Scharlach (redscharlach) wrote,
Red Scharlach
redscharlach

Purple prose and pants of passion

If I'm in a large bookshop and in need of a laugh, I like to browse the wilder shelves of bodice-ripper romances. That was how I discovered the back-cover blurb for Viking!, which is, frankly, a work of comic genius. I'd never read the book, of course – I mean, how could it possibly live up to a build-up like that?

Today I was entertained to see that the same author has produced a tome entitled Bold Land, Bold Love. What I found most hilarious was the subtle way in which the cover artist has suggested the fact that the story takes place in Australia. Can you spot the telling cultural detail hidden in the mithering mound of pink floweriness?
Tags: literature, sounds a bit rude
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