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Jul 08

Aww no fair... she gets an ostrich... all I have is this boring deer!Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: They’ve gone to extraordinary lengths here to make sure nothing on this cover makes any sense. I wonder if it as drawn with the same yellow highlighter that the author used to get high while he was writing the book?
Published 1976

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: 8.45 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “The Minikins of Yam”

  1. Del Says:

    It totally belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!

  2. anon Says:

    “I said ‘Dominicans‘!”

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Bernie Clifton’s scrubbing up well.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tom Noir. Next time just take the damn picture and stop being artsy with those Instagram filters!

  5. fred Says:

    http://www.sfreviews.net/minikins.html

    “My breasts have been likened to the Apples of Love. Observe the red of the nipples.” And I thought there might have been more than a little artistic license occurring here. Silly me.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Ostrich: ‘Just a little further, just a little bit further. Then we’ve arrived. Then I can get her off. OFF OF MY BACK SIDE. Ah, no, stay focused. Keep calm. Just a little further.’

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Wolverhampton’s changed a bit since I was last there.

  8. Scott B Says:

    There’s a tragic lack of the JUST SO MUCH YELLOW tag here, given that this cover seems to be basically the epitome of yellowness…

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    If she lives long enough, her horns will grow so long that they dig into her cerebral cortex. Good show, sir!

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    God, I could lose myself for hours in those deep, lustrous eyes.

    I’m talking, of course, about the ostrich. Where was I? Oh yes. I propose a new tag: nonsense titles. Would also apply to “Tarra Khash – Hrossak!” among others.

  11. Jeff Vader Says:

    Sequel to “The Minikins of Marmelade”

  12. jane Says:

    All I can think of is how painful it is on the crotch to sit in that metal saddle…

  13. anon Says:

    @Scott B: I think a more generic tag of “chromatic unbalance” would be of greater use.

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    More candidates for the ‘nonsense title’ tag:

    Swell Foop, Trullon – Alastor 2262, Rork!, and Manalacor of Veltakin, which for all I know could be a sequel to this book.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    If it were transliterated as ‘The Minikins of Llam’, it would make an excellent title for a novel set in a Welsh mining town. Perhaps a class-and-clan feud, in the style of The Mill on the Floss or Lorna Doone…both of which would qualify for Tom’s title tag.

  16. Anna T. Says:

    Has anyone else taken notice of the fact that this woman’s breasts are floundering across her chest like she’s just stuffed them down her dress? As an owner of breasts, I can assure you they aren’t generally positioned like that.

    As an aside, if you must ride into battle on an ostrich, a tight white nightgown is not what I would choose to wear . . .

  17. anon Says:

    Man Burneth Swan-Tots
    Fist a minimonkey, H.

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