Jul 12

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Good Show Sir Comments: I cannot tell a lie. Giacometti over there chopped down the cherry tree.

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: 8.10 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Deus Irae”

  1. Ray P Says:

    I like beetle-man laying down moves in the foreground.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    And these are the results of a carnival funhouse mirror addiction.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Incidentally, does this mark the point in history when people started making up the word “inventiveness” instead of saying “invention”?

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hard to find decent clothes in the men’s big and tall shop.

  5. Anna T. Says:

    “Excuse me, I was looking for Mozart’s ‘Dies Irae’ and found this. Could you please explain to me why the tree-person is holding an axe? Wouldn’t that constitute a heinous crime against his kind? And why are there dancing beetles?”
    “Ma’am . . . I’m just the bookstore clerk.”

  6. fred Says:


  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Ray P—why, he’s truckin’—like the doodah man.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Lewis Carroll’s first version of Tweedledum and Tweedledee?

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    How many fingers do these guys have anyway?

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m thinking Charles Hawtrey in ‘Carry on Henry’.

  11. Ray P Says:

    Walk like an ancient scarab.

  12. Ray P Says:

    Since Dick had a nose-flute playing rat in Dr. Bloodmoney (sadly not on the cover) the dancing beetles probably show up in the story.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    The boogie-beetle’s stance is exactly the same as the white-haired witch in yesterday’s cover. Will Bigfoot be on tomorrow’s?

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood—good catch. That’s either subtly high art or crudely bad draughtsmanship. Maybe Bigfoot will resolve the matter.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    Hmm, they look like the only two known survivors of Vlad the Impaler’s notorious torture.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘So that’s two for Boris Johnson, one against…and five abstentions…shut up, you’re abstaining! What do you mean, Johnson’s not running?’

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Pick a cover. Though for my money, ‘Der Gott des Zorns’ is a much better name for the book.

  18. Francis Boyle Says:

    Giacometti’s fine. Just stay away from the Henry-Moore-based planet.

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Francis Boyle—yeah, not to mention planet George Grosz.

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