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Mar 18

LOOK OUT! He's got a vuvuzela!Click for full image

GK Comments: Even the bear fell asleep reading this.
Published 1982

Many thanks to GK!

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: 7.08 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Greyfox Grinwald”

  1. Ian Sales Says:

    They can’t even spell Neil.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Tom Bombadil uses his quality time wisely.

  3. Doug Says:

    I love lord of the rings but I don’t know if I will love this.

  4. SI Says:

    That otter is clearly asking, “Is that a pair of socks in your spandex?”

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Something’s distinctly… odd about this cover. Can’t say exactly what, but it might have something to with phallic imagery.

  6. Amy Says:

    My mom had ALL of these books. I never read them, but I loved the covers, especially because of this cheeky otter. The same otter (I believe) appears on a later cover where he is lying in the middle of an enormous puffy bed. I really should read the books. For me, the series of covers told a story all by itself, and they are incredibly detailed. I say “Good Show” for the right reasons.

  7. Adam Roberts Says:

    Somebody, or something, in the shrubbery to the right is pissing in the pond. No wonder Otter-boy is so keen to get out.

  8. James Says:

    Is that what the world looks like when you eat the shrooms in the foreground, they are shrooms?

    Typed with out a cats assistance this time.

  9. Phil Says:

    By Niel (my parents couldn’t spell Neil) Hancock, who I understand to be a friend of Roald (my parents couldn’t spell Ronald) Dahl.

    I think this is a cute cover. I’m particularly fond of the otter and the literate (but sleeping) background bear. I found some of the other covers here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4187479704/in/photostream/

    The otter does indeed make a return appearance.

  10. Dalton H. Says:

    The Panda lost 25 pounds with Jenny Craig

  11. Dalton H. Says:

    I mean otter! Peview Button!

  12. Gullufoyle Says:

    I was going to pun that the cover was otter nonsense.
    But I otter not….

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Cover art recycled from the lesser-known fantasy book Redfax Wangnose.

  14. bobby sneakers Says:

    this series, and esp this cover, was ubiquitous in bookstores of the 70s, probably because no one ever bought them…

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    A greyfax can be fixed by replacing the toner cartridge and cleaning the print head.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Glorious soul patch there, milado.

    Regardless as to whether it’s dawn or dusk, there’s an awful lot of ambient light in the picture.Even an opening in the canopy should have plenty more shadow than is depicted.

  17. anon Says:

    @Phil: But maybe they wanted him to be called “Nye-Ell“!
    Although, it does also draw attention the surname and that it might also be misspelled and missing a D.

  18. Severian 67 Says:

    Why is the otter staring fixedly in the direction of the gnome fella’s crotch? I’d be worried, if I were him, and not just because of my sartorial choices. Bet he’s on his way to Glastonbury.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s brightly lit and there are no shadows at all, which implies high noon.

    So either this is another planet with an extra sun, or it’s something on fire/magical/magical fire BEHIND YOU!

    I’m going with the “ate shrooms” idea.

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