Mar 09

OYE!! Kali! What have I told you about photocopying your face!?!Click for full image

Dorian’s Art Direction: Kali, eh? Goddess of death and destruction? It’s not exactly…well, friendly, now is it? I tell you what. Make the cover pink. Bright pink. That’ll be more…cosy, like.
Published 2008

Many thanks to Dorian!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 5.19 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Song of Kali”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Spray painted fluorescent pink is totally the wrong colour for this book, it should be a completely black cover to reflect the dour contents. Black writing, too.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If you don’t know anything beforehand about Dan Simmons’ books, your expectations judging by the cover will go something like this:

    The raw, gritty story of the rise and fall of Britain’s first all-Hindu Punk Rock band.”

  3. Simon Says:

    Is it any defence to say this was part of a promotion featuring spray painted grafitti art style covers for a collection of horror novels? No? OK, moving on . . .

  4. Action Kate Says:


    I have been visiting this sit for several months and this is the first time I have actually yelled aloud at the book cover presented. Mercy. I may have to go back to bed and get up again.

  5. MisterBOB Says:

    Looks like something Dave McKean tossed off !

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    You bloody kids, quit that graffiti rubbish before I call the police!

  7. SI Says:

    No excuses Simon! Kinda looks like Kali has just taken a left hook to the face.

  8. DonZilla Says:

    A.R. @ #2, that’s EXACTLY what I thought! And no, I don’t know Dan Simmons’ books. Hilarious, thanks!

  9. Nix Says:

    Action Kate, if the cover horrified you, that’s probably the intended effect.

  10. Jonesey Says:

    Is it just me, but it looks a lot like someone’s creeping up behind “Kali” with an intention to throttle… Don’t look behind you…

  11. Action Kate Says:

    [email protected]: well, Dan Simmons’s work is rather horrifying, so it’s at least truth in advertising. He makes me queasy in a way Stephen King never could.

    …in fact, please excuse me, just thinking about DS’s stories has made me so ill I have to go throw up now.

  12. Zycrow Says:

    Glad to see that Kali supports breast cancer research.

  13. Dalton H. Says:

    Wow Banksy isn’t as good as he use to be.

  14. Wll Says:


    I’d read that.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Nary a mortal can hear the Song of Kali and live — the dread tune which sounds like this:


  16. Herm Says:

    It reminds me of the Hindu festival of Holi, actually. Lots of brightly coloured paint and powder is thrown around on that occasion.

    (Serves me right for having a day job to do with religions!)

    Of course I fully expect it to be nothing to do with the Festival of Colours and just a weird-ass book cover.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Remix of Skrillex is even worse.

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