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May 29

I am deeply... and I can't stress how deeply... unimpressed!Click for full image

Book Wench Comments: Couldn’t you wait until I was, like, fully centred before you took my picture? (Yes it’s about a belligerent teenage vampire.)
Published 1980

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.92 out of 10)
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22 Responses to “The Partaker”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    WTF, indeed.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    [trebuchet not pictured]

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    I am glad that the cover spells out that this is fantasy and not, for instance, historical fiction.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tom: plenty of folk at my school thought H. P. Lovecraft wrote historical fiction. 🙁

    The background shows this is set in Derbyshire. Appropriate, as everything on the cover SUCKS.

  5. Noel Says:

    Aww, I think he’s cute.

  6. Noel Says:

    This guy’s cute as well.

    http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/t0/t3759.jpg

  7. fred Says:

    I would have guessed Keynesian Economics instead of Fantasy.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    I wonder about that subtitle: “A novel of fantasy” suggests that rather than being fantasy per se it’s about fantasy. Maybe this is a fearless expose of what David Eddings got up to on signing tours.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Why does he wear a bottu, anyway? Is he a South Asian sulky vampire teen?

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    FOR THE GLORY OF THE GAME
    A Story Of Fantasy
    By Sep Blatter

  11. Anna T. Says:

    WTF . . . if that’s a vampire, I’m the Queen of England. That is an extremely poorly rendered human-bat hybrid with the head of Dracula.

  12. Book Wench Says:

    *starts humming Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights”*

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Did the vampire fly too close to a bunch of seaweed…???

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The cover that says “Go away. I despise you.”

  15. Jeff Vader Says:

    His upper body is at least obviously vampiric – pale skinned, fanged bat-human hybrid. The bottom half however clearly has a bumblebee origin.

  16. anon Says:

    It looks like a rewrite of The Fly with a Hindu vampire as the protagonist.
    That’s fairly novel, all right.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Yes, it’s supposed to be a foreshortened wing. But it looks like a horrid, over-grown ear.

  18. Bibliomancer Says:

    @anon “help me!”

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    What if you could fly wherever you liked, whenever you wanted, at jet-air speeds…but this fellow had to stay within earshot the whole time?

    ‘Boston, huh? Cool. I want to go to Boston. Do you know what the Salem witch trials were? That was SO COOL. I’ve been reading a whole big book about witches. Do you know, witches would dance around out-doors TOTALLY NAKED? That is SO cool. I would pay, like, all the money I have just to see that…’

  20. Stevie T Says:

    I have no legs and I must…sulk?

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Bela Lugosi’s dud.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    He looks like the kind of fellow who would snarl himself all up in ladies’ hairdos and then blame his ‘radar’.

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