Oct 26

'I went to rent the black tux, but this looked too fabulous!'Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: “I could get out of this marriage by sacrificing her to the gods. If only she were a virgin!”

Published 1972

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: 8.55 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Heroes & Villains”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Yeah, totally nailed Angela Carter that did.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    D-I-S-C-O! She is D-I-S-C-O!

    And so is he.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Rebecca’s wedding was ruined after someone set noclip = 0.

  4. fred Says:

    And now a few words from Academia after you look at the pretty colors.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @fred—thanks for the abstract. So—it’s obvious that the best way to illustrate a post-colonial, post-Enlightenment, neo-feminist deconstruction of the Rousseauian, Eurocentric maculinist myth of the Noble Savage is to have a deeply decolletaged blonde babe dressed in translucent white spandex-cum-bridal gown take front and center! No wonder we lost the revolution.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    A fantasy novel featuring heroes *and* villains??? Be still my beating heart!

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred:it’s easy to mock an eggheaded literary analysis, but our philosopher here has 20 times the number of hits on Research Gate that all of my papers have put together. Maybe I should write more modestly… 😉

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Tonight on The Dress That Says Yes…

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBigT—I have a whopping total of one, so there’s at least somebody out there you are no doubt way ahead of.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Goodness, is that Sir Ian Holm in fuchsia?

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    It could have been worse. In fact, it has been:

    These reviewers were disappointed that the text wasn’t like those covers. Imagine if they’d had this edition.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    I have to admit, a guy dressed in a pastel and jewel-toned hybrid of Great Plains First Nations and Aztec clothing is a new one. A terrible fashion choice and potentially culturally insulting, but a new one.

    The bride is strangely unbothered by this, and the fact that he’s holding a knife to her wrist, though. I’m curious as to why.

  13. Mellie M. Says:

    Fred: the academic article! “The present paper modestly attempts to study Angela Carter’s Heroes and Villains (1969) as a dystopian romance in apocalyptic mode.”

    Amazing! I wish he had also published the immodest paper.

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    WTF? Is this an update on Juno and the Paycock?

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    @fred – Will this be on the exam?

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    1. The Bride of Blingula

    2. “Hey, you stole my earrings!”

    3. Where has the bottom of his left leg gone?

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: I have a great desire to smack the author of that paper, very hard. “BAD academic, no tenure!” Modest, ha.

    @DSWBT: Sir Ian with just a dash of H*rl*n *llis*n.

    @Tat Wood: “proud and beautiful Barbarian”. I dunno about him being beautiful, but his outfit certainly is fabulous.

    @Anna T: Holding a knife some inches from her wrist while only holding said wrist isn’t much of a threat, is it? And mixing and matching the Native outfits to put them on a Barbarian seems two kinds of insult.

    @B.Chiclitz: The skin and flesh have become transparent. You can see the bone.

    @Tag Wizard: Hard to tell in all that swirly colors, but I think dude has a loincloth.

    None of the covers seem to depict the book accurately.

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