Aug 28

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Good Show Sir Comments: What?

Published 1958

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: 7.94 out of 10)

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32 Responses to “Who?”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    The? Fuck?

  2. Bibliomancer Says:


  3. Raoul Says:


  4. Lillie Awesome Says:


  5. fred Says:

    Liked the movie, even with a career down turning Elliot Gould.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Who made who?

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Is that his mouth or nose?

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Does he have a little mask shoved down the front of his trousers, or…?

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That is one well dressed emoji.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The Italian version is subtitled L’Uomo Dai Due Volti. If that’s face one, I’d hate to see face two.

  11. Iluvm Says:

    Who saved who?

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz #9 – πŸ™‚ Good Show Sir! πŸ™‚

  13. Raoul Says:

    Who saved whom!

  14. Raoul Says:

    Who Are You?

  15. THX 1138 Says:

    Don’t think much of Jodie’s new outfit. Needs a scarf or something.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I have to admit I only read this because the cover was so trashy; turned out that the book was anything but.

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    Dead Stuff’s on the nose: a terrifically paranoid book about identity but with a plot-engine that looks silly when depicted. The film’s a fascinating mess, too.

    The trouble is, I can’t think of a better way to convey what’s in the book than this and anything else, with a title like that, would risk the worst excesses of 70s Penguin SF cover-crimes.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Hi! My name is (who?)
    My name is (who?)
    My name is not
    Slim Shady
    Hi! My name is (who?)
    My name is (who?)
    My name is not
    Slim Shady…

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I have a terrific idea! Someone, pray bring me a pumpkin, two googly eyes and a knife…

  20. Tom Noir Says:

    @AR Yngve: An Eminem reference on GSS? Begone, philistine!

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    🎼 🎡🎡🎸
    You can’t hide your googly eyes
    Your sci-fi suit is just a thin disguise
    I wish the artist would realize
    There ain’t no way to hide those googly eyes


  22. Bibliomancer Says:

    Who’s on first …

  23. Anna T. Says:

    @THX-1138: You must be mistaken, sir. Clearly, what we have here is someone trying to impersonate the Doctor – very, very badly.

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna T: who?

  25. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If only those evil Soviet scientists had given him a HAPPY mouth, the cover would’ve been so much nicer…

  26. Yoss Says:

    He’s looking for the man who stole his robo-pinky.

  27. Tracy Says:

    This would have been a good, sinister cover if the robot face didn’t have that ridiculous little frown and beady eyes. I think in the novel it had no features at all, hence the “Who?” of the title.

  28. Alice Says:

    Algis Budrys
    that’s who

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Ha! The husband has it in this very cover and my first reaction was “What?”

    Who’s Zooming Who?

    It’s actually a pretty good little paranoid thriller, and the cover is an accurate depiction.

    BC(9) every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed pixel.

    I really must go through our bookshelves and see how much GSS-worthy stuff we have.

  30. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I think he’s trying to impersonate a cyclopse….that’s who.

  31. HappyBookworm Says:

    Who…invented that robotic hand?

  32. Tat Wood Says:

    I knew I’d seen him before

    The Tyrone Slothrop/Elton John crossover we all demanded.

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