Feb 15

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Good Show Sir Comments: That’s not creases in the book cover… that’s barbed wire!
Published 1989

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: 5.57 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Screwtop”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Is a Screwtop what she’s wearing? Because that’s nowhere near as impressive as fun me shoes. (Bowdlerised version).

  2. DaveM Says:

    I first read the title as “screwup” and thought, that’s a bit harsh. I mean it’s not a good cover, but hardly a screwup. Of course I now see it’s “screwtop”, which I imagine is the sequel to “ringtop” and “corktop”

  3. THX 1138 Says:


  4. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The figures in the background make me think this might be taking place in the Matrix (no, not that one, the one that Jan Vincent-Rudzki hated).

  5. Perry Armstrong Says:

    … and starring Stephanie Beacham as THE GLAM DOCTOR.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    With a name like ‘Screwtop’, I naturally assumed it was about a screw-up at Carrot Top’s performance. Her hair is doing nothing to dispel that idea.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    I loved her in C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtop Letters

  8. Ikari Gendo Says:

    In an alien prison, it’s hard to find product to maintain a Farrah Fawcett hairstyle.

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    Two people who can walk on water, and one of them is murdering the other. The question is: which one is Jesus?!???

  10. fred Says:

    Well of course these two had to be paired together, unless there is a book out there named ‘Plastic Packaging You Can’t Open With High Explosives’.

  11. HappyBookworm Says:

    Three things came to mind when I saw this:

    1) @DaveM – Are there other book in the series called Poptop, Vacuum Sealed Top?

    2) You really shouldn’t pinch barbed wire like that.

    3) Does a man about to shoot you/the other guy merit a BEHIND YOU! tag? Or is that not epic enough?

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    The subtitle ‘The Double #7″ refers to the amount of Boots own-brand make-up she’s wearing.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @ Perry A: I deny this reality! It’s actually what Paul McGann thought he looked like in that wig.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    What’s with the giant toy soldier figures in the background? I mean, seriously, how you could possibly have mistaken them for real people is beyond me. And, going by our lady friend’s extremely dated clothing and hairstyle, plus the rather ineffective barbed wire fence . . . this is an alien museum display. THAT’S why there’s an alien in the foreground!

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Oh no! The fence reaches up to my neck, and there’s a tree right next to it — HOW CAN I POSSIBLY ESCAPE??”

  16. DaveM Says:

    @HappyBookworm, Why yes. I believe the upcoming novels are “childproof top” and “easy refillable top”. Oh, and I quite agree you really shouldn’t squeeze barbed wire like that at all..

  17. anon Says:

    Screwt Op

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    She’s obviously immune to barbed wire, so why doesn’t she just spread it out and duck between the strands? I learned how to do that as a kid, and without all the heavy clothing she’s wearing besides! Is she worried about her hairstyle?

    This is not a very escape-proof prison.

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