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Mar 12

AHHHH!!!! WHy did I learn magic... WHY?!!?Click for full image

Scott Comments: This little piggy levitated glowing hourglasses, this little piggy immolated itself, this little piggy performed a Satanic ritual and was possessed by a demon…
Published 1982

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: 6.74 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “Murder and Magic”

  1. Claire Says:

    That is one manicure gone seriously wrong.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “The secrets of Doug Henning’s awesome powers revealed – inside!”

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Aha! Sister Immaculata was RIGHT about touching myself!

  4. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    The book’s fun, though. I shall have to disentangle myself from the enjoyment of it to see if I can see the cover properly.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The more I look at the cover, the less I like the Rs. The ones in the title are just silly,the ones in the author’s name are hard to read. I blame the satanic fires.

  6. Green Says:

    I have this cover. If I hadn’t known who Randall Garret was I would have never bought it! Now I have the complete Lord Darcy in one volume, so I’ll send it off to find another home.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    This is why you use your elbow to flush the urinal.

  8. Yoss Says:

    It’s easy to see who’s the RINGleader of that bunch of digits.

    *slinks away*

  9. Adam Roberts Says:

    You’ve really got to hand it to the artist.

    *slinks off, after Yoss*

  10. Phil Says:

    Cries out for a “font problems” tag!

  11. The Tag Wizard Says:

    Phil, your cries do not fall upon deaf…. eyes? Blind ears? Anyway… it’s done!

  12. fred Says:

    So if you subtracted the best of fantasy from so-so science fiction you would get a cracking detective story?

  13. Phil Says:

    Fred, that seems a logical deduction. Strictly speaking you should replace “so-so science fiction” with “science fiction that is so-so OR BETTER”.

    And Tag Wizard, thanks for your sympathetic listening!

  14. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    After thinking about it, I still think this is an okay cover. It conveys what the book is about, and if it is slightly goofy, well, given that it’s magical pastiches of Sherlock Holmes starring a descendant of Mr. Darcy, why not?

    It’s not badly done, in my opinion.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I guessed it would be Pikachu.

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