Aug 07

Ok, well I'm heading down the garden centre to pick up a torso bush and some limb trees.Click for full image

Scott B Comments: Animal, vegetable, mineral?
Published 1970

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: 7.63 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Neanderthal Planet”

  1. Noel Says:

    The RHS won’t stand for this.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Symbolism or embolism?

  3. fred Says:

    Marvel’s ‘Living Planet’ had to start somewhere.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Welcome to the GOP presidential debate, also known as…

  5. L.B. Says:

    The other stories are: Cro-Magnon Country, Homo Erectus Galaxy, and Paranthropus Universe.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Some manscaping is in order here.

  7. Valerie Says:

    Head growing out of a plant ! That must be worse than the hair of the dog after a good Friday night!

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Creationism’s answer to the Hubble Space Telescope.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: this is intelligent design?

  10. Perry Armstrong Says:


  11. Ian Says:

    I need somebody
    Somebody like you
    Everybody needs somebody

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Did someone stick a head on a plant, or did the head grow from the plant?

  13. Anna T. Says:

    I’m not sure where you get planters like that, and I don’t think anyone really wants to know.

  14. Reuben Bodi Says:

    So anyway, I get being critical of covers, but good design is relative and book covers should reflect the period they came out of. Getting all design-snobby on pulp fiction?

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Reuben Bodi – Alas you don’t get it because it is not at all about being critical, hatey or snobby on the covers. We LOVE our covers. They are a springboard to the wonderful wit, snark and banter in the comments.

    And sometimes they are just Good Show Sir worthy terrible.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    C’mon, somebody set me up for this: “Face in Tree!”

    @Reuben Bodi: Sir, I would submit that the only snobbery in evidence is emanating from post #14. Like when you’re downstairs and the serial killer calls you on the phone and the police trace the call and it turns out it’s coming from the upstairs line.

  17. anon Says:

    Robot disassembly is his-tree.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Reuben: pulp fiction?

    Robo: All right, everybody be cool, this is a shrubbery!

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