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Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Comments: Strewth, the lady at the checkout counter made a point of saying, “Have a blessed day, sir,” twice during our transaction!


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Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Comments: The back cover blurb. This will be as close as I get to actually reading it until I’m done with my Henry James.

Published 2009

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: 7.19 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “Ballistic Babes”

  1. fred Says:

    A Spock eyebrow doesn’t rate a tag?
    There may be one or more former Disney Channel “stars” on this cover.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Three redheaded dominatrices? Just a moment while I Google that.

  3. Hello there Says:

    Gentleman, didn’t you say “stay away from me” and I wished you good day Sir. Have a good day.

  4. Tag Wizard Says:

    @FB – Googling “Frost-Haired Vixen” is how I learned about MELFs!

  5. MisterBob Says:

    Is Lithium Radioactive ? I don’t mean to be pedantic but isn’t three electrons Li ?
    Surely the artist could off painted all 92 electrons of uranium 235 ?

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    @MisterBob – She’s on lithium because she’s so depressed she’s on this cover.

  7. Tag Wizard Says:

    @fred – Find me two covers with “Spock eyebrow” and I’ll start a tag.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @MB: three PROTONS is Lithium, this is a severely imbalanced H^-2 ion. I’d say that I’m positive, but that could only lead to the most dire consequences…

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    Disappointed there’s no “Inside of a Crunchie Blonde”.

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    Mmm, that was interesting.


    You may be positive but I’m uncertain that those electrons are drawn in the correct positions.

  11. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley With Big Teeth Says:

    I can’t talk about any hydrogen ions that are classified, and that’s a shame…

  12. Tom Noir Says:

    The third book in this series, Atomic Blonde, has just been adapted into a major motion picture starring Charlize Theron!

  13. Raoul Says:

    Is that a radioactive hat? It looks like it’s attached to her forehead.

  14. THX 1138 Says:

    And that radioactive redhead became Leader of the Free World! OK, soon-to-be radioactive redhead…

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    What are Anthony Scaramucci, Katy Perry, and Karen Gillan all doing on the same book cover?

  16. FluffyGhostKitten Says:

    The blurb makes it sound like an entertaining read, at least for someone with a bad sense of humor like me. I know I shouldn’t trust it, but I just might try to find a copy.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    These authors aren’t half as clever as they think they are. Even back in the pulp days, they generally didn’t throw EVERY cliche into one story.

    Presumably the lithium is to help with the bipolar disorder… or certainly for the manic episode this cover is. If ever a piece of “art” needed lithium, this is it. Lithium is classed as a “miscellaneous antipsychotic”, which sounds like just what the doctor should order for this book.

    Um, the anatomy isn’t too bad, except for the girl in green missing a navel.

  18. DaveM Says:

    @Tag Wizard, Searching for single raised eyebrows (aka: spock brow) raised these two:
    The Demon Wizard in The Adventures of Myhr
    and Virgin Planet is positively loaded with single raised eyebrows.
    Does this mean we get a new tag?

  19. Anna T. Says:

    @Tom Noir: Atomic Blonde was adapted from a comic book with a completely different title, not a book in this series.

    I wonder why the Radioactive Redhead is attempting to cosplay as a Batman villain, for I can see no good reason for her to do so. As for the Frost-Haired Vixen, I can only conclude that she’s attempting to dress in a seasonally appropriate fashion.

  20. Tom Noir Says:

    @Anna T: Yes, I’m aware. Jokes!

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The cover and back cover suffer from a severe case of College Radio Syndrome…

    You know those college radio stations where two self-appointed “funny guys” just blather on for hours, clearly believing that their self-absorbed improv is God’s Gift To Comedy, and it’s never funny? Same thing.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: that’s called “Radio Syndrome”, for tragically obvious reasons…

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Ooh, the audio book covers are even worse!

    Apparently, our hero and thus the series are called… Zach.

    Zach, PI. Zach the gumshoe. Shamus Zach.

    Not really in the same class as Spade, Marlowe, or Magnum, eh?

    Was unable to find out if either writer ever did radio.

  24. JJYoyo Says:

    I think the atomic diagram that the radioactive redhead is sporting is not lithium but the 2s and 2p orbitals of Neon. I say that because I do not know how you get an atom with only one electron in every suborbital of an electron configuration. Such an atom has much bigger problems than mere radioactivity. So I have to assume that I am supposed to count orbitals not balls and that each orbital is filled because they are all drawn the same way.
    Now there are radioactive isotopes of neon – the longest half life of which is a little over three minutes. Zack is going to have to solve this case rather quickly.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJYoyo: As a former chemistry major, I salute you.

    Now, if it’s trying to signify lithium, it may be a cry for help and medication for those involved with this project.

    If it’s neon, well… there’s a lot of glow there.

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