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(Eric-) This cover gives me a very “call of cthulhu” feeling, due to the critter on the cover. I would guess that it’s a horror / monster story. I think that it’s interesting that Todd gave the cover a bright yellow/orange color which is normally considered happy colors. Overall good cover, bright, attention getting. The type face is large and easy to read.
I didn't quite recognize the thing on the cover as a monster. It struck me as more of a splat but on second glance I see that it's supposed to be a monster, but not a very well rendered one, a bit cartoonish. That puts me off. In fact, this sort of loud and rather cartoonish seeming cover would probably put me off enough that I wouldn't consider the novel. Maybe it's a humorous monster novel? That might fit and if the blurb were good, I might would buy it but I don't think the cover would make me read the blurb... so for me there's a problem.J. R.
Looks like a humor book, maybe a spoof. I'm afraid there's nothing appealing about it -- it looks like the designer went with his/her first idea and just slapped it together. The graduated tones don't mean anything to me, and the 3 different fonts just look messy and unorganized. Sorry. Not my cup of tea.