We’re starting a new feature here on Chapter Break called Chat About Covers. ‘Cause you know we all judge books by covers, whether we admit it or not. We judge the style, the color and font choices, and just the overall look. That might not keep us from reading the book, but we do still judge.
Blurb: With great burrito comes great responsibility.
Pete’s food truck at the University of New Mexico isn’t going well. Seniors dare freshman to eat his burritos. Frats use them for pledges and pranks. Rumors fly around campus that they are chupacabra ground up with rat. Pete needs a change, and it comes in the form of a physics experiment gone awry. After being sucked into the past, he stumbles across an ingredient that goes great in one of his creations. First, there was Marty McFly. Then there was Bill and Ted. And now Pete—
This monstrosity came across one of my free book emails. At first I was like, seriously? This is for real? Someone thought this was a good idea? Surely, this is a joke! Yes, this is a real book you can buy and read and while the book blurb itself sounds like a silly spoof, the cover is really the cover of this book. I thought it would be fun to have SMH chuckle post this time around.
Obviously this is meant to be silly, but still. Ouch. Cat on a burrito. In space. Well, it is meant to be through time according to the blurb. But it sure looks like space right? What is happening? The cat is flying through space on a burrito. That’s what’s happening. And the font is perfect, as it is quite a cliche for cheap sci-fi book covers these days.
Alright, I’ve had my fun poking at this. Now I’m a little hungry. Who wants to take me out for Mexican?
Dear readers, you may not know this, but Julie and I don’t always agree. And this is one of those times. I am all for the cheesy. The stringiest of cheeses. The stinkiest of cheese. I would totally read this just by the title alone!
The whole concept of a “time burrito” intrigues me. How does a burrito and time travel work together? Eating the burrito? Riding the burrito? Curious readers need to know! And what does the cat have to do with it?
I think the font and background stars completely work for this book. And the lines of motion that the burrito is making through space really appeal to me. Contrails in space. Made by a burrito. Who wouldn’t want to read this!
What are your thoughts on this cover?