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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Abducted

It's too bad this isn't coming out until October, because I can't think of a better beach read.

My immediate reaction to this cover was that it was too predictable, but I've changed my mind. I'm not an alien or UFO freak, but I do know that the issue of why "abductees" always describe aliens in almost exactly the same way produces two opinions:

1) Abduction must be real: why else would everybody describe the same thing?

2) Abduction isn't real, and the fact that people describe the same thing is merely a cultural production. See X-Files, Close Encounters, etc.

Either way, because I'm guessing that the two questions above are discussed in this book, the archetypal alien works.

4 comments:

kitty said...

The picture is just creepy enough to work; it's the color that's all wrong.

bob said...

Kitty's comment is a little better here, but her lack of a better color suggestion is all wrong.

kitty said...

I'm thinking of the darkest color a midnight blue with variations of that, but that's so cliche. I'd have to play around with the colors.

Anonymous said...

I think the hand is very lame and unreal. It maybe should not be there.
I would have had some scary silhouette of a mysterious probing instrument. That wouild have been scary. The colour does not have to be dark to be creepy but Green for Go is a bit nice. With modern retouching a cool aqua based kaleidescopic feel might work.