Apr 15

Next year... I am completely going to Old Crete...Click for full image

Mark E’s Art Direction: You remember “clip art” don’t you? Good. Use that. Use A LOT of that.
Published 1975

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: 6.40 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “Seven Days in New Crete”

  1. Mark E Says:

    I really like Robert Graves. His work on Greek and Celtic mythology is excellent. This novel has its moments but is very “Age of Aquarius” and I guess the cover does at least provide a stark warning of what you are in store for 😀

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    That new Doctor Strange trailer was something, huh? Come on, ladies can be doctors too.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @THX: too much hair for Doctor Strange. No, this is the race-lifted version of X-Men.

    It seems as though Horsie has been hit in the nose by a comet or some such.

  4. SI Says:

    HAZA! The horse is mine!!

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is this like one of those Cirque du Soleil things?

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    A classic hydrological novel of a future civilisation doomed by its own wet feet

    Seven Days in New Creek

  7. Mark E Says:

    A classic workplace novel of a future civilisation doomed by its own office drudgery.

    Seven Days of a New Working Week

  8. Noel Says:

    This reminds me of seven days in Ibiza.

  9. fred Says:

    Looks more like something Jack Kirby would draw.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Don’t you love it when an artist first discovers the laws of linear perspective and just goes to town on it?

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Seven Days in New Concrete: Memoirs of a Mafia Hitman.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    A classic science fantasy novel of a future civilization doomed by its lack of prudence and good judgement.

    Seven Days Indiscreet

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @B’mancer: ‘lack of prudence and good judgement’ means that they still have the Internet. 😀

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘I am not really confident, but I think it’s a group of stuffed animals sitting on top of a beach.’

  15. Ray P Says:

    Should this cover bear a spoiler warning? Heroine and horsey chum looks dead floating in orbit.

  16. Anna T. Says:

    . . . Hippie wizards taking a drunken joyride on a unicorn?

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    Seven Crates of Newky Broon, reet?

  18. Ikari Gendo Says:

    OMG! I’m in zero gravity, in a dress, and I didn’t wear underwear!

  19. dangermom Says:

    Robert Graves wrote a ‘science fantasy’ novel?? Now this I must read.

  20. Mark E Says:

    @dangermom – I Claudius it ain’t but interesting in its own way.

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    (New Cretan) Unicorns!

  22. Leak Says:

    When in Crete, do as the Cretins do – right?

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So giving birth in the future goes very quickly, then? Talk about a speedy delivery!

  24. HappyBookworm Says:

    @ Anna T. – You nailed it.

  25. JaunPaul Says:

    I knew I saw this expression before:

  26. Emster Says:

    Apologies to Sting…

    “Seven Days” Rob Graves wrote
    Doomed future sterile virtue quote
    Shared by Mark E, for us to see

    Is this a circus lost in space?
    Eyes follow me… that’s real creepy

    Does cover match the storybook?
    Searched the ‘net to take a look
    Perhaps vaguely… nah, not really…

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