Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Garage Sale Find: Lovebird Cuteness vs. Parrot Disease Double Book

This seemingly benign book celebrating the appeal of the common lovebird is actually a stealthy attempt to horrify the reader with extremely gory photos of parrot diseases. The juxtaposition of topics in a single volume seems almost too sinister. It appears to be a legit attempt to leverage the classic Ace Double Novel format, but I can't help to wonder if it isn't the work of an artist with extremely mixed feelings about birds.

The classic paperback gimmick - the original Ace Double Novel

Link to the stomach turning back cover photo. WARNING: It is disgusting.