Feb 02

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Bibliomancer Comments: Would you read this on a bus … late at night … riding through Compton?
Published 1980

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: 7.96 out of 10)

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30 Responses to “Golem 100”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Golem100, was worse, nasty as well as incoherent. Bester seemed to be haranguing his audience about the general evil of humanity and—a theme that had been much more tangential before—the war of the sexes.’–Arthur D. Hlavaty

    To put it euphemistically, what you see is what you get.

  2. Perry Armstrong Says:

    … so, basically the lyrics to ‘Brown Sugar’.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Pity the poor lady who has to tell Mr. Trump he finished second!

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Alfred Bester’s Controversial Bestseller
    “She Shook Her Booty And Created A Worldwide Pop Phenomenon!”

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Dead Stuff, if I do a “Wassap?” pun here, do you promise not to hit me?

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s OK, it looks like his staple diet is broccoli.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: why, I ought to! 😉

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    golems and I cannot lie

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    A rare still from the abandoned Melvin Van Peebles ‘Gremlins III’

  10. fred Says:

    Can’t find a kind review for this anywhere.

    ‘Synopsis: fifty pages of decent action driven sci fi/horror, and then 330 pages of diluted psychobabble and condensed dick jokes’

    But the basic plot sounds like it would have made for a great episode of the old ‘Kolchak’ TV show. Probably co-starring Zohra Lampert as the head demon summoner.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “For the 100th time girl, this is how you do the Stomp.”

  12. Ray P Says:

    Quentin Tarantino’s next grindhouse picture: a blacksploitation remake of Rawhead Rex.

  13. Anna T. Says:

    “Hey! Director! It says in my contract ‘No naked demon summoning’! Give me back my clothes!”

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Although the esteemed Dead Stuff With Big Teeth is no doubt better able to render judgement on this matter, seems to me like this monster’s going to have trouble closing his mouth, given the way these particular big teeth are situated.

    Also closing his eyes, since he seems to have no eyelids.

  15. Ray P Says:

    Compound eyes on flies have no eyelids.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Ray P—poetically put! But if this is supposed to be a fly, then we need a whole new thread of commentary.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC, Ray: Perhaps, much like a fly, he eats by regurgitating his saliva all over his food? In which case, he wouldn’t need to close his mouth so much as lick up the digestive.

  18. Noel Says:

    @ Ray P: this is the blaxploitation remake of ‘The Fly’, entitled…..’Superfly’.

  19. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @fred(10): “Can’t find a kind review for this anywhere.”

    Unless you count Samuel R. Delany’s fairly positive cover quote “An elegant and exuberant performance”, though this choice of words implies Bester might have demonstrated the plot of the novel to him through interpretive dance.

  20. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Noel #18 – Yes! Superfly meets Cleopatra Jones.

  21. HappyBookworm Says:

    I read the title as Golem to the one hundredth power. That’s a lot of Golem!

    …Yet once again a character is *not* looking in the logical direction. It’s like someone called to the lady in the foreground and she forgot all about the fly-eyed, web-handed aberration climbing out of the burning cityscape…

  22. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @HappyBookworm—I’m guessing some GSS denizen is lurking offcover and thinking, “If only I can get her to turn toward me, then I can annoyingly petition Tag Wizard for a Behind You tag.”

  23. Tag Wizard Says:

    @HappyBookworm – Yes it is Golem to the hundredth power. Is that a googol of golems? I was too lazy to figure out how to type an exponent.

  24. Gobbledydorp Says:

    My immediate reaction to this was: Eww! what is squirting out of his eye!
    on second inspection I realized it was just a worn crease… o_O

  25. anon Says:

    I’m glad that’s the golem’s knee we’re seeing.
    Though the golem does try to pose, the upper arm muscles are fairly unimpressive.

  26. DaveM Says:

    While the fans mostly approved of the new “edgy” Bowser, the casting of a African American female as Mario was not so popular (until the producer announced she would be topless throughout the movie, at which point the fanboys acclaimed the casting as perfect).

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:

    My golem don’t want none
    unless you’ve got buns, hun!

  28. misterbob Says:

    A Golem at Hundredth power would have to be very, very far away.
    Otherwise just how long has the lady being standing there ? its quite a sun tan .

  29. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I deeply regret that my comment at #3 has become tragically unfunny. That is all.

  30. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBT—ah, the poignancy, the hearkening back to a better, more innocent time. Now the cover morphs into a poor woman confronting a T-Shirt wearing yahoo screaming abuse, but it’s ok because the President said so. It’s to cry.

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