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Making A List: Five Book Covers Dress Up For Halloween

Books like to dress up for Halloween too. Check out these five classics that came to the costume party disguised as different genres.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird. In this Polish edition of Harper Lee’s classic, Boo Radley holds Scout and Jem hostage in the Radley House of Horrors. He gives them twenty-four hours to escape, using only chewing gum, twine, Indian-head pennies, and miniature soap sculptures.


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Making A List: The Five Best H.P. Lovecraft Book Covers

5. The Doom that Came to Sarnath
This cover is great. It has a dark wizard casting some kind of spell on a cloudy day. In the front there are totems made from sticks, twine and human remains. The reader can see that some doom came but now they want to know things like: “How did the doom come?” and “What can I do to stop that doom from coming over here?”
4. The Haunter of the Dark
There is a lot to cover here. I think the best place to start is the two figures on the landscape. They think they know what’s going on but they don’t know jack. Just below their feet is some sort of disembodied head with tentacles living in a cave with a frogman.
3. The Horror in Museum
This chick went to the museum. She probably wanted to learn something or better herself in some way. But the only lesson she got was the final lesson from a three eyed crab man in a cape (who may be a king or something due to his throne).
2. At The Mountains of Madness
This cover features what madness would look like if it took physical shape.
1. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
This is pretty much all you need: A twisted spire of pained human faces all screaming in unison. The perfect cover.

 – Joe Worthen, Lookout Intern