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Mar 31

If you think this is bad... you should hear him play his flute...Click for full image

Noel’s Art Direction: Draw whatever you like. I’ve got to go and feed my cross-eyed cat.
Published 1971

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: 8.97 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “The Sound of His Horn”

  1. FearõfMusic Says:

    Uhmm… yipes? I… I don’t see a horn Mr, er, Ms Sarban? My what skinny little fingers you have Mr… uh, what are you? And why has your head sprung a leak? I do like your shiny red nails, er, claws? Ah what the hell! The only thing I know for sure is that this fails the bus test. Ewww and just… ewww.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Ah, The Sound of his Horn, a once classic now forgotten. Who’s to blame for that? 8 out of 10 readers say it’s Count Catula on the cover!

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Felicia gets upset by loud noises.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Most Dangerous Game, but targeted at the furry audience.

  5. fred Says:

    He’s a real hep cat who grooves to the sound of that white hot jazz being played uptown.

  6. anon Says:

    There’s going to be sound alright if the crazed catwoman gets her claws near any man’s horn.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Oh my GOSH. This is so freakishly bizarre.

    What depraved madman decided to capitalize the ‘s’ in ‘his’?!??

  8. Noel Says:

    The book doesn’t give the artist’s name I’m afraid, but it does have an introduction by Kingsley Amis, which gives it a certain literary je ne sais quoi. It’s still about Nazis and cats though.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Tonight I dine at Witch World

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Has any font ever clashed so horribly with an image?

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It’s a good thing Sarban never got into a fight with Christabel for Most Pretentious Single Name…

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    She died alone with a dozen slightly overweight neurotic ladies in her apartment.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    How mean can Amy Schumer’s stand-up act be? THIS mean.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘The sound of his horn.’ MROWRRR!

  15. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    I tend to skip this one if it turns upas a random cover because it’s freakish and disturbing, but it seems that it’s appropriate to the book in every way—weird and disturbing and has semi-humanised cats—and that the book is actually good, at least if for you “good” and “nightmarish” are not mutually exclusive: http://www.trashfiction.co.uk/sound_of_his_horn.html.
    Incidentally, “Sarban” was the pen-name of John William Wall, a British diplomat.

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