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Oct 24

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Binky Comments: Well, the major theme of this book is of the individual yearning to break free of his faceless, collective society and…oh, okay. You didn’t have to depict it that literally, but okay.
Published 1970

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: 7.58 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “Phoenix”

  1. L.B. Says:

    Malkovich!

  2. Tom Noir Says:

    This is why I hate mimes.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    “This is really embarrassing, but I’ve lost the keys to this thing…”

  4. Rusty Says:

    A naked, completely hairless man is the obvious choice to represent both individuality and the book’s teenage protagonist. *clap* *clap* *clap*

  5. Phil Says:

    I quite like this one. But I do wonder what happens if old egg-head decides to go for a run, or on a trampoline. Little fella will find himself omeletted in there.

  6. Nephilim Says:

    Mirror Mirror on your face who’s the barest out in space.

  7. fred Says:

    Looks a little like Max from the “Where the Wild Things Are” book.

  8. Rachel Says:

    This is what becomes of Slender Man’s victims.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    See, the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch are so insanely rich that people will keep picking visual details out of them FOREVER… and there’s another one.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Inside the head of Mitt Romney is a tiny human being who’s desperately trying to break free.

  11. Phil Says:

    I can’t get you out of my head…

  12. Tom Noir Says:

    Heady cover art aside, this cover is weirdly minimalist. Title at the very top in a nondescript font, author’s name at the very bottom in the same*. Nothing else.

    * Unless, of course, it’s the reverse

  13. Ian Says:

    Seriously, the only exit is through his ear…

  14. Nephilim Says:

    Ok, I know I’ve already commented on this book but its genius is slowing sinking in. Who cares what the story is. I want this book so I can read it in the corner of a coffee shop holding it up to my face so that people see the book cover face instead of mine.

  15. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    “Somebody help me! I’m stuck in my boss’s giant novelty aquarium. Don’t ask how I got in here!”

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Bubble Boy, the fractal.

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Little man: Knock, knock.

    Big head: Who’s there?

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