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Nov 10

You have no idea how uncomfortable it is to carry arrows around like this...Click for full image

You know what I love about Ireland? All the dwarfs, the mysterious dark riders on horses, the barmaids that insist on carrying a bow and arrow with them, the extreme landscapes and, of course, the rainbows so I know where to find my pot of gold. We should turn that into a cover someday, my boy.

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: 6.03 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “The Giant of Inishkerry”

  1. SI Says:

    Silly author.. doesn’t she know it’s spelt Enniskerry!

    Guess it must of been written in times before we could check things on the internet 😉

  2. CSA Says:

    Sometimes being a dwarf just doesnt cut it, you also need to have a peg leg.

    I love the random diamond at the top of the cover, and the wee flowers at the side.

  3. SI Says:

    Wow never noticed the peg leg. Amazing….

  4. Roses Says:

    Why is she carrying her quiver that high up at her front? Talk about inefficient. Especially if she tries to run, her skirt and quiver are going to tangle her up.

    She looks bored.

    The gold border, the diamond in the middle and all that scenery…too much.

  5. Nix Says:

    I’m wondering how I never noticed the mountains of Ireland before. Which coast are they on? I never realised Ireland was over a subduction zone!

    (That rainbow is ridiculously low, too. Yes, you get rainbows in waterfall spray, but this one is *to one side* of it. No.)

  6. SI Says:

    One word Nix.. Magic.. who needs an explanation when you have magic 🙂

  7. Roses Says:

    You mean someone conjured the mountains in Ireland?

    Si, is that really going to be your final word on the subject? Magic?

    Really?

  8. SI Says:

    Well, I guess it could be some sort of metor impact site… but you know, rainbow, evil castle, snowy mountains. Pretty much all points to magic for me.

  9. Adam Roberts Says:

    It’s her face that freaks me out. It’s so flat. It looks less like a human face, and more like a lifesize photograph, cut-out, holes drilled in the side and elastic threaded through, worn over the real face. Which in turn makes me wonder what she actually looks like, underneath …

  10. Nix Says:

    What do you mean, ‘she’? The whole body looks flat. This is *it*. (Or perhaps ‘Sidhe’). The Sidhe can project glamours, right? Well, this is what happens when a Sidhe just can’t be bothered.

  11. SI Says:

    “Lets just see just who you really are.”
    “Why its, old man Winters who runs the haunted amusement park.”

    To be fair, she is showing a bit of leg, well.. knee… what a tease…. in fact come to think of it… isn’t her knee freakishly low? Gah, I can’t stop staring.

  12. Tom Noir Says:

    How refreshing to see a female giant for a change! Young, erm, giantlings need more empowered female role models to look up to!

  13. Aude Says:

    “Limbo of the Lost” kinda feel anyone ?

    Could swear I’ve seen bits of that cover all over the place…

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Flat female face. Little person has face in place of head. And the rainbow is arcing through the bow itself. Scale in all three dimensions was not the artist’s strong point.

  15. Jaouad Says:

    If this is the ‘second book of the painter’ one shudders to think what his first book must have looked like.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    With all the perspective problems here, we have no idea if the little feller’s a dwarf or just badly-drawn, EXCEPT that they’ve helpfully put a Biggles hat on him so we think ‘Time Bandits’. But the horse could be any size and any distance.

    It’s obviously a serious problem in rural Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5kZ4uIUC0

  17. Bibliomancer Says:

    The painter is bad at perspective and bad at astronomy. The shadows on the mountains place the sun in the upper right direction. That means the crescent of the Moon is on the wrong side.

    Or this is a fantasy Ireland with two suns … like Tatooine!

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—they don’t cover perspective until Book Three of the Painter.

    Dude on right has major Buffalo Head issue. Title of book should be “The Giant Heads of Inishkerry.”

    I also think her ridiculousness/smugness ratio is another example of Bibliomancer’s Theorem.

  19. anon Says:

    @SI #1: To be fair, that’s the “Irish” pronunciation. I’m not saying they’re all drunks, but the painter at least must have been sampling the paint thinner.

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