January 11, 2010

An Injustice to great literature

There are so many things I have listed in my head to talk about, but I was so outraged by this discovery that I had to share it with you guys.

The cover for Dante's Inferno the novel come later this month:

Just look at that monstrosity!  The video game is nothing like the book, has nothing to do with the plot of the book, and still we're going to do this?  REALLY?

This EA/Randomhouse deal will include game art in a 16 page insert and an intro from the executive producer of the game.

How unnecessary can something be?  Apparently not much more than this.

I don't necessarily have a problem with EA making the game in the first place.  The mythos created by Dante's Inferno has been affecting the Christian world for a long time, and still captivating us.  But putting the main character of the game on the cover of the epic poem that deals with no pwnage?  It's horrible false advertising that probably won't work anyway.

As much as they say don't judge a book by its cover, it's inevitably something that an avid reader will do.  And judging this cover, I am NOT reading this.  Too bad I would be missing out on some fantastic literature otherwise.


  1. have you not read the Divine Comedy yet? I thought it was required reading in most US schools, I know I had to read it.

  2. I haven't, required reads vary across the country. However, I do know it has nothing to do with going through hell with a scythe and a cross sewn across your chest to save you girlfriend... or anything similar