Jun 07

A novel!! I thought I was buying a DVD!!!Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: After Charlie overheard Bob and Martha talking about ‘swinging’ together he knew that he must learn more.
Published 2006

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: 6.57 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Bad Prince Charlie”

  1. SI Says:

    Women can’t resist a prince in a man-dress.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I smell a sitcom!

  3. Phil Says:

    One of the few covers on here that ADMITS to being bad. Oh wait, that’s part of the title.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I can think of no better way to honour the late Ray Bradbury, whose Fahrenheit 451 was my inspiration to write even when I was a wee laddie, by making a snarky comment about a novel’s bad cover art.

    ‘So, I see you weigh less than a duck. You’re a witch then, aren’t you?’

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I suppose I’d be banned from this Web site if I suggested replacing ‘royal’ with ‘pope’, wouldn’t I?

  6. Adam Roberts Says:

    I choose to believe this is a twin publication, after the fashion of the old Ace Doubles. On the one hand, ‘Bad C’, in which a viking flies to the moon. On the other, ‘Prince Harlie’, the story of the medieval invention of the original Harley Davidson.

  7. Phil Says:

    I choose to believe that, too.

  8. fred Says:

    Always trying to find the good in any cover…………..those knots on the basket look neatly tied.

  9. Ian Says:

    Crossed armed guys looks to be leaning on an invisible pillar. With feet crossed like that he will fall over shortly…

    Ginger in the basket asks “Why am I in this flippin’ basket?”

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    IMMEDIATE OPENING: Apathetic, incompetent editor needed to write fantasy cover blurbs. Temporary only.

  11. ocellaris Says:

    I checked this book’s reviews out on Amazon and, incredibly, it actually seems like a good book… I may even buy it.

    Awful cover aside, it seems to be a lampoon of Shakespeare and medieval fantasy stories.

  12. Muttley Says:

    You mean it isn’t a biography of the Royal Wingnut?

  13. "Starman" Matt Morrison Says:

    I’ve read all of Moore’s books and I can confirm this cover is intentionally bad. His fantasy is all comedic, in the same vein as Terry Pratchett and Wicked. His “Heroics For Beginners” is a wonderful satire of the genre and has the single best deconstruction of the genre since The Evil Overlord list.

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