Aug 26

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Noel Comments: Skook? You mean you don’t know what a skook is?!?
Published 1986

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: 7.82 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Skook”

  1. Perry Armstrong Says:

    From the author of one of the most famous screeds about alcoholism comes OH MY GOD WHAT IS THIS THING KILL IT KILL IT NOW

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Don’t fancy yours much.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I thought that we need a space sheep somewhere on the cover…and I’ve come to the conclusion, we need one everywhere on the cover.

  4. fred Says:

    The original was the first book to have a hologram on the cover.,204,203,200_.jpg
    Love the Popeye forearms.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Skook is such a racial slur. They prefer to be called WTF-Americans.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m getting Magnus Pike flashbacks. Which makes me the first person to have thought about Dr Pike in 37 years.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Turns out “Skook” is a real thing:

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    Another candidate for my ‘nonsense titles’ tag!

  9. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tom Noir – Behold the new tag: “gibberish title”

    Which I am proud to bestow next on:

    Tarra Khash – Hrossak!

    It took me a long time to relocate that one since I couldn’t remember what to google.
    I am open to other candidates. Please be patient, I expect a flood of nominations. This might take a while.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    What does the Skook say?

  11. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Kirk: “Are you able to get a reading on that compound?”

    Skook: “Nah man, I spent all my money on shit from Abrachinsky’s, yo.”

    Kirk: “Recommendation.”

    Skook: “Well, you should get yer ass in gear and we’ll trow back some keggers and boilo at the ‘DC or hit the weed like a champ.”

    Kirk: “That ought to be just about right.”

  12. Tom Noir Says:

    @Tag Wizard: Huzzah!

    More candidates for the ‘gibberish title’ tag:

    Swell Foop, Trullon – Alastor 2262, Rork!, and Manalacor of Veltakin.

  13. Anna T. Says:

    All hail the “Gibberish Title” tag! This book doesn’t particularly come off as interesting, only like it was both written and designed on drugs. Eeh.

  14. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tom Noir – Agreed, except for Swell Foop. I say that all the time. It’s a spoonerism, not gibberish.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Grade 3 Teacher, P.S. 2, Scranton, PA—
    And so, children, please observe closely the effects of decades of coal slurry flowing into the once pristine Schuylkill River, and what it has done to this formerly fluffy, lovable duck.

    Little Billy—
    Well, you should get yer ass in gear and we’ll trow back some keggers and boilo at the ‘DC or hit the weed like a champ.

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    @Tag Wizard – We musn’t forget The Seren Cenacles!!!

  17. Tom Noir Says:

    @TW – I also humbly submit the buns of Neveronya for the gibberish title tag.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tom Noir: Not sure about Neveryona – it’s a place-name in the stories (and referred to in the previous book in the series) so you’d have to count ‘Dune’ or ‘Foundation’ as well.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    an enthralling fantasy of Presidency and love of toupées

  20. random Donna Says:

    Strange. This is the first cover that’s made me immediately wonder what the poor author’s reaction was upon seeing this… thing.

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