Oct 26

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Good Show Sir Art Direction:“We’ve tried nudity to increase sales. How about putting something more phallic on the cover?”
Published 1970

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: 8.44 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “Slave of Sarma”

  1. Tom Noir Says:

    “This sharpened spear shaft I am jabbing at your groin in no way implies suppressed homoerotic urges! En garde!”

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Dammit, these Dick Blade things just get better, err worse.

  3. fred Says:
    This book is genius. Trash, but genius.

    ‘ Now comes some of Stokes’s patented weird shit – literally. Blade you see has an explosive “buried in his guts.” All he has to do is shit it out – or, as Blade thinks of it, “shit a bomb.” Why or when this was placed there, who knows. I mean, does Blade have to worry about blowing himself up every time he craps? It doesn’t matter, I guess. Instead, Blade begs to be taken to the bathroom, which is a scuzzy toilet outside his cell. He does his business and then reaches down “into his own excreta” and removes the small capsule. (Could you imagine James Bond doing this??)’

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s like a hellish Argos Catalogue.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    I don’t know what you think is so weird here. My deadly double and I do this all the time.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    “Deadly double”??

    This is a great new twist on the game of Jeopardy!

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    International all-in competitive nudism vies to become a recognised Olympic event.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Woman: “I thought I told you two to cut out the naked duels for dominance. You’re going to hurt each other.”

    Well, this is a GSS rarity: A cover where the stock attractive woman is more dressed then the men are – although she’s still topless.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I’ll skip the usual jokes about homoeroticism… ‘cos after reading the description of the actual content of the novel, I realize this cover is really about narcissism on a Donald Trump scale.

    The cover urges the reader to identify with a hero who is so convinced of his studliness that he refuses to wear clothes, thinking that “Everyone wants to admire my man-god appearance in full, and who am I to deny them the pleasure that is Me?”

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    “Hold still, I think I see a stray body hair!”

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Juan Paul wins the thread. Comedy Gold!

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Thank you, but the only golden thing here is Rick Blade’s lustrous skin.


  13. JRDelirio Says:

    Anna T. – Plus, this time they did NOT use her as Conveniently Placed Foreground Object for one of the Richards, either. Small steps, I guess.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I said “Do you want to dance” not “Do you want to lance” Dick!

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Speaking of dancing, I think Bathsheeba there is doing the legendary Elaine Benes dance from Seinfeld.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Another thrilling chapter in the saga of Dammit! Put some pants on, you prancing pervert!

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: that saga was better written than this drivel.

  18. Hammy Says:

    Richard Blade hunts a tasty lunch in a strange and violent land:


    Darn. Now I’m hungry.

  19. Lionrock Says:

    Whoah there! You want to stick that where?

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    After a week of looking at this on and off, the oddness of their cracks has only just fully dawned on me. Both gents have crevices not where the buttocks meet but where you’d get them on a semi-articulated soldier-doll, such as Action Man or GI Joe. The one with the halberd has a crease apparently tattooed on his left cheek (because the whole buttock is what we see, just that one with another obscured behind it) and the bloke on the left of the picture has one on his right botty-cheek, like a tan-line.

    Maybe they’re both wearing flesh-coloured Y-fronts, a few sized too small.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    RICHARD BLADE hunts the show runners for Lost because it didn’t end properly…


  22. Bibliomancer Says:

    pulpfiles is up with the latest book review in the Richard Blade series, Slave of Sarma, Part 1:

  23. Tracy Says:

    They look like identical twins. That would be a good story.

  24. Tom Noir Says:

    “Dance, mother-effer! Dance!”

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