Apr 26

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Good Show Sir Comments: When you wake up – again – tied-up, drugged, beaten … blame the UFOs!

Published 1967

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: 8.36 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Ring-A-Ding UFOs”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    These aliens really don’t get the concept of ‘elbows’, do they?

    (I read this first as ‘The Miss from ISIS’. Is that wrong of me? Is there a jihadi version of Napoleon Solo as well?)

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Laziest go-go dancer … ever!

  3. Raoul Says:

    She’s close to the Man from U.N.C.L.E. He’s like the Brother from Another M.O.T.H.E.R.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The blurb writer will be happy to know, the book did get me.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Odds are it’s Wandl the Invader behind it all…

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    I have the feeling that this is actually a far better cover than the book deserves.

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Stefanie Powers’ lawyer on the phone for you, Mr Tralins.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “So I said, like, whoever you are, if you’re gonna tie me up and like beat me and all, at least, like, tie me up so that I can still do my nails, willya?”

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is that logo silhouette supposed to be a bullet? a lipstick? a dildo?
    I can’t decide.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @B’mancer: remind me not to be around if you ever load a gun.

  11. fred Says:

    Mr. Tralins obit. Interesting.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    Where’d the rest of her cape go? Because she’s apparently wearing one.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T.: It unravelled around her upper arms. You know how it is, you pull on a thread and next thing you know you’re tangled up in really flimsy yarn.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna: She’s tied by her neck to the background… o_O

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Skin tight catsuits, buffed nails, faux bondage, dildo bullets, cute names like The Miss from S.I.S.—that’s all well and good for the OLD danger game. But what are we gonna do about the NEW
    danger game?

  16. Ray P Says:

    Good job it’s not the Bitch from S.C.U.M..

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Huh. The author was an interesting guy. Shame he didn’t write more “serious” work.

    As for this cover, sheesh. The missing cape, her air of ennui, the weird joints, the excessive and not very grammatical text… Did the aliens design this?

    And the Miss isn’t ever going to get out of even that flimsy “tied-up” stuff if she keeps her gloves on all the time. But she’s a proper lady, she is, always wearing her matching gloves.

    @B’mancer: yes.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    And the 1967 winner of the Creepiest Basement-Dweller Blurb of The Year Award goes to…

  19. HappyBookworm Says:

    I can’t take UFOs seriously named like a poorly-branded circus.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Was “ring-a-ding” (the slang phrase) used that late by anyone save Sinatra? I think of it as being earlier. Makes the cover tacky AND out of date.

    ETA: I can’t find a dictionary cite as to the year, but Sinatra’s album came out 6 years before this book.

    The UFOs should have been groovy or far out.

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