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Yep that's Ireland alright... full of bondage obsessed Nazi gnomes!Click for full image

Grady Comments: I’m disappointed, to be honest. The back of the book says, “They speak German. They carry whips. And they are connected in some mysterious way with Nazi experiments carried out in the charming old Irish castle during World War II.” Meh, I’ve seen more charming Irish castles.
Published 1968

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 9.03 out of 10)
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36 Responses to “The Little People”

  1. RJ Says:

    Are they Nazichauns or Lepranazis?

    I don’t think I’ll get anything done today until this is sorted.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Those novelty garden ornaments have gone too far this time. Their idea of pure terror is also very different to anyone else’s.

  3. SI Says:

    I’ve long suspect Ireland’s “favourite” beer, Harp, is made under such conditions.

  4. AwieUltra Says:

    And after 10 ratings it has still a solid 10 stars.
    I don’t think you can top that, just quit the blog now.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    “Oh god no! Not a conga line!”

  6. Martin McG Says:

    Ein Reich! Ein wee-volk?

  7. SophaLoaf Says:

    I knew Santa must be a hard task-master, but I never made THAT connection.

  8. Jon Says:

    “They speak German. They carry whips. And they are connected in some mysterious way with Nazi experiments

    Uhh…I think you just told us how they’re connected with Nazi experiments, so mystery solved. I mean…what German speaking, whip carrying little people AREN’T connected with Nazi experiments.

    Don’t answer that.

  9. GSS Admin Says:

    @AwieUltra Yes… I do believe my work here is done :)

    Just kidding! Not going to stop just yet, once I find one myself that tops I Sing The Body Electric I think I’m done.

  10. Adam Roberts Says:

    Of all the Wizard of Oz deleted scenes, this one is my favourite.

    ‘John Christopher’s Novel Of Pure Terror!’ I love the way they’ve put the last four words, there, in really small print, as if they’re ashamed of them.

  11. Phil Says:

    Loving those curly-toed shoes.

  12. Phil Says:

    Forgot to mention that it’s the concerned married couple* in the background that make this cover.

    *They MUST be married to have adopted that 1950s ‘I’m frightened!’ pose.

  13. fred Says:

    Ah the 60′s, when walking down a bookstore aisle would throw more swastikas in your face than a Nuremberg Rally.

  14. jerk of all trades Says:

    That would explain why the poor cobbler and his wife only ever found hundreds and hundreds of pairs of the shiniest, blackest jackboots waiting for them every single morning.

  15. Ian Says:

    Oh yeah, I’d be mad if they made me wear those little green tutus and the red arm band clashes too.

  16. Smith Says:

    Achtung! Ze englander schwein are after our Lucky Charms!

  17. Smith Says:

    Spinal Tap’s follow up to “Stonehenge”, “Nazi Blarney” did not go down so well.

  18. SimonC Says:

    And this is a classic case of a far from terrible book blessed with a mind-bogglingly insane cover based on a two-line description (“right, Irish castle, Nazis, little people; got it”) – not least because the ‘little people’ in question transpire to be the victims of Nazi experimentation in the concentration camps rather than, say, Nazis.

  19. Dalton Says:

    I thought the author was John Carpenter for a minute there.

  20. MM Says:

    That just seems funny…and I love his other books. I’m a total Tripods junkie these days.

  21. Jami Says:

    I read this one awhile back when it showed up on a blog called Judge A Book By It’s Cover. I only remember bits and pieces, but I do remember that the castle was once occupied during or just after WW2 by a Nazi scientist who was working on Hitler’s superman. He created these tiny little Nazi Gnomes – most were male but there were two females, one who was very beautiful that he used to sexually assault. She got so use to big men fondling her that she at one point takes off all her clothing and tries to offer herself to one of the heroes.

    Anyway, there’s a bunch of people staying in the castle – it’s been turned into a hotel. The Nazi Gnomes show up, I think there was one death, maybe two, at their hands, then eventually the NGs go away. It was really anti-climatic and not all that scary. Frankly, I get more shivers from my credit card bills.

    Too bad too. A story about Genetically Engineered Nazi Gnomes has so much potential.

  22. Jane Says:

    Today–your garden. Tomorrow–the world!

  23. Gerd D. Says:

    Nazi dwarves in Ireland?
    You know, that totally reminds me of reading The Little Hobbit. :)

    Now, where can I get that book from?

  24. Jitterbug Says:

    1. Terrorize unsuspecting victims with whips
    2. ?
    3. Profit

  25. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The Nazi leprechauns were always better at guarding their gold than their Irish brethren…Just look at how they respond to an unsuspecting couple that happened to cross their path…

  26. Traveler Says:

    Do they fly green Stukas and carry green Luger sidearms…
    Is there a second part:
    Zombie Nazi Leprachauns conquer the Moon (or something like this?)

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Puns fail me.
    I had to pinch my arm to be certain this wasn’t a bizarre dream…
    But the cover is for real… right, giant tutu-wearing spider which suddenly appeared in my room?

  28. Book Wench Says:

    Never laugh at the boots of a Gnazi.
    They’ll send their Fuhrer out with a whip while the rest form conga lines.

  29. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Conga chant:
    We are little Na-zis, We are little Na-zis…

  30. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Or maybe they’re singing, in squeaky voices:

    Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s to the Reich we go…

  31. Tat Wood Says:

    Heil-Ho

  32. Tat Wood Says:

    I have to say, I’ve always had my doubts about Bono.

  33. Bibliomancer Says:

    The prequel to “Ass Goblins of Auschwitz”

    https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6307268352/h98C3E83E/

  34. FearofMusic Says:

    Yipes! That’s real?! And oh so incredibly, incredibly wrong. I feel like I just committed an unnatural act in looking at it…not that I know what it feels like to commit..an unnatural, uh, act..(ahem). I think I’ll just stop now.

  35. FearofMusic Says:

    And shouldn’t that be ‘Ass Goblins of Auswicz”? I mean, oh, nevemind.

  36. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Tat Wood, I feel obliged to follow up your excellent pun:

    Heil-ho, heil-ho, it’s to the Reich we go
    [Whistling]
    Heil-ho, heil-ho heil-ho
    Heil-ho, heil-ho, it’s to the Reich we go
    Leave a little space for the master race
    Heil-ho, heil-ho heil-ho

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