I realize that publishers think lurid covers to draw in readers, but do they ever think that they are, also, scaring away readers who are horrified by the luridness of the cover or simply too embarrassed to walk around with such a book.
Causing shock or horror; gruesome.
Marked by sensationalism: a lurid account of the crime. See Synonyms at ghastly.
Glowing or shining with the glare of fire through a haze: lurid flames.
Sallow or pallid in color.
[Latin lūridus, pale, from lūror, paleness.](American Heritage)
I am interested in food and words. This is my space to share my opinionated opinions. Originally, I planned to have restaurant reviews for Tucson, but I don't eat out that much anymore. But now I think it will be more about cooking and baking since that is my main food focus.