17.3.13

Cover Love: Poison by Bridget Zinn



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I was first drawn to this book by the intense cover, sold by the story, and trapped by the tragic death of its author before its publication.  Zinn succumbed to cancer, but her work lives on.  The story itself sounds like a hysterical, fairy-tale fantasy worthy of Ella Enchanted or Diana Wynne Jones.  For the first time ever, I'm tempted to use the word "romp."  The cover shows this perfectly.  It's vibrantly colored and I have to admit, I adore illustrated covers.  The whole thing with the trees and the mushrooms and the pig (wtf?) just screams light-hearted fantasy.  I know exactly what I'm getting into.  And the strong stance of the heroine is pretty cool too.  Nice play on the girl-in-dress trope.  


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In honor of St. Patrick's Day (my birthday, gah!), here's a fantastically dark Metallica cover of an old Irish folk song.  Whiskey in the Jar, James Hetfield style.  I love Irish songs in the original, but how can you not love one redone with Metallica's growly vocals and tremolo picking?  That's right.  You can't.  Not.  Okay, that got confusing.  Just listen.    









1 comment:

  1. happy birthday and happy St Patrick's day! ^^

    i do love the cover and i've been touched by the author story too.... i'm still hesitating for this book though becaus ei'm afraid it wasn't supposed to be a stand alone and i've already so many unfinished series because of tragedy ( and i do always crry when i reread one on them)

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