Mar 21

Let me see your war face!Click for full image

Perry Comments: Not to be confused with Jean Rollin’s infamous librarian vampire movies.
Published 1997

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: 7.89 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Revenge of the Vampire Librarian”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Why is there a rockhopper penguin inside of a vampire’s mouth?

  2. anon Says:

    “Ooh! Is that the new iPhone?! Why would you put it in your mouth? Are you recording this?”

  3. DaveM Says:

    Lee Striker (the second author name) is an acknowledged pseudonym of Margaret Clark. So she’s listed twice on the cover (make of that what you will). From the look of the other books in this series (there are 12), I get the impression the cheesy low grade shlock horror cover is a deliberate style choice, so, err, well done?

  4. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Ermahgerd, plerque!”

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    Digby, the Biggest Vampire Librarian in the World?

  6. misterbob Says:

    Shouldn’t the vampire book clutching lady be happy to see a vampire ?

  7. Jon K. Says:

    @DaveM – just a case of “implied ‘writing as'”, I guess.

    The teen seeing the vampire librarian says “Like, I loooooooove vampires, but, like, this one isn’t all, like, sparkly ‘n’ stuff, so it, like, can’t be real….”

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    But her hair’s perfectly flat.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    I saw that same look on my dental hygienist’s face the last time I went in for a teeth cleaning.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    When I first saw this cover, I thought that the vampire had a moustache or whiskers INSIDE its mouth. I realize it’s supposed to be a book, but I prefer the “whiskers” explanation.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    What on earth is she actually looking at? I guess it’s us, trying to make sense of this cover, hence the horror.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: ‘He’s got only one set of fangs…his lower canines are COMPLETELY USELESS!’

  13. fred Says:

    So Margaret Clark and Lee Striker/Margaret Clark are hair-raisers for….bald orthodontists?

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I probably shouldn’t ask, but…Who copied whom?

  15. THX 1138 Says:

    @DSWBT #14: Noticed I made the same joke on that one. Must get new material…

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    . . . speaking of which, “Hey, make like a book-winged bat and leave!”

  17. THX 1138 Says:

    I can do better… Does this mean only a meagre 4 hairs are raised?

  18. HappyBookworm Says:

    If you get bitten by a a vampire librarian, do you just turn into a vampire, or do you become a librarian as well?

    Or is a vampire librarian merely a librarian who provides for the intellectual, cultural, and recreational reading needs of vampires?

    Can you tell I’m a librarian who overthinks things?

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Your books are late… and now YOU shall become late!”

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Needs “books on the cover of books” tag.

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