Let’s Put James Franco on All the Book Covers!

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months. Enjoy our highlight reel, and we’ll be back with new stuff on Monday, January 6th.

This post originally ran September 17, 2013.

Last week, when presented with the As I Lay Dying movie tie-in with James Franco on the cover, the internet let out a collective groan. On the one hand, the outrage is understandable. It is a pretty silly cover. On the other hand, is this really worthy of our righteous indignation?

I say, instead of resisting we embrace the ridiculousness and put James Franco on ALL the book covers. Who’s with me?

To help you ease into this brave new world, here are 10 Franco-fied classics for your suddenly smoldering bookshelf:

letters from the earth featuring James Franco


A Room with a View featuring James Franco


Love in the time of cholera featuring James Franco






The Last Temptation of Christ featuring James Franco


The Heart is a Lonely Hunter featuring James Franco


Are You There God? It's Me Margaret featuring James Franco

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Minh is the author of Let Me Finish! a debut picture book that will be published by Disney-Hyperion in 2016. By day he works in early childhood policy and in 2010 helped design 826DC‘s Museum of Unnatural History (the only place you can both support youth creative writing and get your daily supply of unicorn tears). He also writes about children’s lit at Bottom Shelf Books and occasionally for the Huffington Post and others. Follow him on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.