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JuanPaul Comments: Don’t worry about your dangerous liaison in the ice cream cone. The mime won’t tell anyone.

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: 8.22 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “The Mime”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    (all right, let’s get this one out of the way)

    Tony Profumo – dragging the family’s name through the mud.

  2. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Wait till you see what happens when we all get trapped in a phone booth!”

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    “A novel with the good taste of a Mr Whippy!”

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    A novelist who is incapable of thinking outside the box.

  5. fred Says:

    Apparently printed too early in ’76 for it to sponge off of The Omen.

  6. Raoul Says:

    Wow, I know people are rough on mimes. But someone really beat the shit out of this book cover.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    What’s the difference between ‘horror’ and ‘terror’?

    For example, if I start imagining this cover is so beat up because it was owned by someone who was *really* into mimes, does that make me ‘horrified’ or ‘terrified’?

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tom Noir: broadly, ‘horror’ is revulsion, ‘terror’ is fear. The idea of being stuck on a long train journey with someone like that is terrifying, just imagining what this person did with the book is horrifying.

  9. Alice Says:

    Is it foolish to ask if there is an audio book version?

  10. THX 1139 Says:

    @Alice: Bravo!

    “A novel with the walking into a high wind of Twister!”

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @ Tom Noir—even worse than being horrified, even worse than being terrified, yes, even worse than being mummified—is being mimified.

    @Alice: GSS!

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Isn’t saying this is a horror novel completely redundant with this title? Especially given this cover? Would have saved all that wordiness down at the bottom. Although it’s correct about engendering both horror and terror.

    The only good thing about this cover is that it reminded me of “Mime Time” on “Animaniacs”.

    @Raoul: The fact that this still existed to be photographed recently is horrible and terrible AND signifies that in fact, the cover wasn’t beat up enough.

    @B’mancer: bravo.

    @Alice: GSS!

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Raoul: tough on mime, tough on the causes of mime.

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    Here’s hoping this is the start of “Mime Week” here at GSS!

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    (Reads blurb)

    Wait, does that mean the mime is either Satan or Eros? Not very flattering to either one.

    I suppose the book might be miming the act of throwing red herrings at us, and it’s just a non-supernatural mime sex cult. (You know, the 70s).

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B’mancer: hush yo’ mouf.

    @Bruce: I’d think Satan was classier/more fashionable than to dress up as a mime — we know from the great bards that he’s a man of wealth and taste* — but that’s not to say the devil didn’t make the mime start the sex cult.

    “The 70’s” is also the only possible explanation for a mime sex cult of any sort. Which makes me kinda queasy about my childhood viewings of Shields and Yarnell, frankly.

    * see also the mouseover text of the next cover for more from those guys — is it their week? will sci-fi brown sugar be next?

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