Sep 04

Looks like my theology module in T-Rex studies will come in handy after all!Click for slightly larger image

WhenYouHearTheBeep Comments: Father Brown pondered the existential conundrum of MINIATURE T REX ON THE RAMPAGE IN HOLLAND.
Published 1972

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: 7.48 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “A Case of Conscience”

  1. space_merchants Says:

    @GoodShowSir looks like Arrow, I think. Paperback. ISFDB is your friend:

  2. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Derek Nimmo’s lesser know follow-up to Oh, Brother! & Oh, Father!

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    More T Rex, vicar?

  4. SI Says:

    His lilacs weren’t up for winning the village flower competition but at least he didn’t cheat like T Rex over there.

  5. fred Says:

    Wowzer, fishermen in space.

    Almost a pornstache.

    You want colorful I’ll give you colorful.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    I’d like to imagine that T.Rex is wearing a cute little pair of wooden shoes.

    And Father Brown is wandering around Amsterdam poking his finger into dykes.

  7. anon Says:

    The T.Rex isn’t miniature, Father Brown is!
    That explains the huge tulips. The T.Rex is just far away.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Weirdly, the cover-art pretty much conveys the plot. It’s sort of like ‘The Book of Strange New Things’ for grown-ups.

    PS: THX FTW.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    The T-Rex is the illustration beloved of kids who went to the Natural History Museum in the 60s and 70, by Neave Parker as I recall. Dunno where the priest picture came from but he’s supposed to be Catholic and a bit older.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Goodness! Has Brother Mendel been growing poppies?

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The book may be a Hugo Award Winner, but the cover sure ain’t.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    I think this cover ought to be tagged “WTF”. EVEN if it happens to describe the content.

    Also, the sight of that T. rex makes me think that my university’s mascot somehow snuck onto this cover. And was perhaps shrunk.

  13. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Heaven’s above, I must have travelled back as far as 6000 years!”

    (Dramatic music / Fade to black)

    Announcer: “Fundamentalist Time Tunnel will return, after these messages.”

  14. Been there, done that Says:

    The T-Rex is obviously terrorizing Madurodam, the miniature city in Holland!

  15. HappyBookworm Says:

    All the figures look cut out…like someone literally cut up the cover of a Father Brown novel and a Victorian gardening guide, then threw in a bit from the VHS cover to Planet of the Dinosaurs, just to hide a blank spot in the collage.

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