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Nov 30

God, why did I shave my armpits?Click for full image

I’ve heard on the grapevine that science fiction slash fantasy readers only want one thing. Naked women! What’s with that, eh? What we need are dudes. The type that make you feel really uncomfortable. No mention of fantasy or anything. Just a dude and… The Quest!

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: 8.82 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “The Quest”

  1. SI Says:

    Gah my eyes really are burning with this one.

    It makes me feel a little bit… dirty….

    Right, that’s it I am not taking any more pictures of these books. That’s the final one. Naked women will follow tomorrow! *giggles*

  2. CSA Says:

    Oh good lord.

    He looks like a Giant, just bathing himself in the sea… i bet thats it, its the story of how Finn McCool forged the Giant’s Causeway in his “quest” to be with his Scottish lover Benandonner (rather unfortunate name).

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    I shall dedicate tomorrow to braiding, trimming and starching my underarm hair until it too says ‘Kearney is a master storyteller’. Very neat trick, yer feller has there.

  4. Maureen Says:

    That’s not about sf/f readers; it’s about romance readers. Hence the blurb from Henley. Also the lack of women with swords, explosions, or starships.

  5. felucca Says:

    She’s a female author of a genre that likes naked people on their book covers. So it actually makes a lot of sense.

  6. Branch42 Says:

    And he shaves his pits…hmm

  7. SI Says:

    There’s nothing wrong with a well waxed man… wait… that came out all wrong… wait… uh oh

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    This fellow does NOT look like he’s on a quest, unless it’s for the perfect sauna.

  9. Stevie T Says:

    I’m rather glad that these types of books (romance-(any other genre)) all have very similar covers. Its like having a big red light and siren blaring “Warning! Warning!” so one isn’t even tempted to pick it up.

    At least that’s how it works for me. I suppose for some it has the exact opposite effect….

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    I take it back, perhaps The Quest is for a deodorant that stays fresh all day…

  11. Jaouad Says:

    That’s the most hilarious cover typo ever. This book is actually called THE CHEST. There’s a sequel too, THE PIT.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Jaouad: I read that one. It STUNK.

  13. Tom Noir Says:

    The Quest for a gentler exfoliating creme.

  14. anon Says:

    Shouldn’t SuSan Kearney be a mistress storyteller..?

  15. RachelJ Says:

    I really appreciate the attention to layout that gave us the armpit blurb.

  16. RachelJ Says:

    Actual bio:

    “About the author (2006)

    Susan Kearney used to set herself on fire four times a day. Now a USA TODAY bestelling author, she does something really hot–she writes romance. She can apply the old rule of “write what you know” and never run out of ideas for characters and plots. An All-American and professional diver, expert in martial arts, sailor, real estate broker and owner of a barter business as well as women’s fitness and three hair salons, she has enough material for a lifetime.”

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @RachelJ: as well as enough hair for a lifetime, not that the cover’s much indication…

  18. Anna T. Says:

    If his head’s touching the clouds, and he’s chest-deep in the ocean . . . then yes, definitely a giant. Much better-looking than the ones in fairy tales, though.

  19. Tom Noir Says:

    This is my QUEST,
    To follow that STAR,
    No matter how shirtless,
    No matter how far!

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