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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: 8.91 out of 10)
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23 Responses to “The Golden Sword”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    You’ve heard that saying:

    “Once you go black …
    He’s behind your back!”

    BEHIND YOU!

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Enslaved on the planet Stereotypica, tomorrow’s most beautiful courtesan unleashes the power of her goods.

  3. Ikari Gendo Says:

    I’m trying to find a level on which this ISN’T offensive.

  4. fred Says:

    Someone went and made a collage of English, French, and German Silistra covers. Vive la Grande Fornicatrice de Silistra.
    https://www.blackgate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Collage-of-Silsitra-covers-Bonadonna.jpg

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Well she may be tomorrow’s most beautiful courtesan, but today she’s just cheap eye candy for adolescent boys with self-esteem issues.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    I hope the high couch has an equally high pouffe of Silistra to rest the feet upon.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    They’re actually two inches high and standing on the head of Alfred E Neuman.

  8. Ray P Says:

    Talking of teenage lads, if Quentin Tarantino made an epic fantasy film it should look like this.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood— 😉

    Although, come to think of it, that sword point’s gotta hurt a bit.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    Comparing our young lady’s arm and thigh dimensions I am sorry to say that she is suffering from Flandry-arm-itis. I don’t think she has the strength to even lift that sword.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    That’s a typo. It’s actually the High Conch of Silistra, and it’s all about marine molluscs.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    @DSWBT – Actually the typo should be High Cooch of Silistra and it’s about … oh never mind.

  13. Anna T. Says:

    Well no wonder she’s wearing chainmail lingerie. She looks like she wants to do something REALLY inappropriate with that sword.

    I find myself distinctly unimpressed by Clichéopia.

  14. Ray P Says:

    Thankfully, no chainmail brassiere; I’m not partial to scar-tissue.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    This has been bothering me, so I looked up ‘couch’ to see if it had an archaic meaning lost in the gloss (like ‘nice’ or ‘halcyon’ or some such). Nothing synonymous with ‘queen’ or ‘satrap’ or ‘fize’. The closest that I could find is ‘a layer of grain, usually barley, spread to germinate’ prior to malting.

    Spreading to germinate would explain her pose.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: maybe it’s like ‘divan’ as the name for the Ottoman court, a choice that backfired when ‘Ottoman’ also became a name of an item of furniture.

    Or perhaps it’s their throne, well-upholstered and with loose change under the cushion.

  17. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Must be awkward when she & Stella Star turn up at a party wearing the same f-me boots.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    Once again, the choice of weaponry made of gold, a soft, heavy metal that doesn’t really take much of an edge, has to be questioned. Unless you’re dropping it on someone from high up it’s worse than useless. It’s definitely not going to be very practical in hand-to-hand combat.

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “1849 Jrnl. Royal Agric. Soc. 10 i. 178: The gleans [of hemp] are lifted on to the ground, and form a couch. If suffered to remain longer in the couch it heats and rots.”

    So it goes on Silistra.

  20. Anna T. Says:

    @Tat Wood: Two options, either only gold-plated, or Imperial gold. Otherwise you’re out of luck.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The book they found under Andrea Dworkin’s bed after she had passed away.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Having stopped the runaway meatball halfway down the canyon, Cleo paused to pose dramatically while Ivan merely caught his breath.

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Say, is this one of those “read between the lines” covers?
    ‘Cos blimey, I have this nagging suspicion that there might be symbols for something or other in it… I just can’t figure what it is?

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