Feb 07

Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!!Click for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: Eeek. A mouse.

Published 1978

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: 7.44 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “The Soul of Anna Klane”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    That’s pretty much the definition of tough love, isn’t it Anna? Dad was never the same after going to see Topo Gigio.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is that you, Billy Crystal?

  3. fred Says:

    Kirkus review

    This curious item paddles furiously over some vast seas of metaphysical thought–unfortunately over-ballasted with atrophied characters and glutinous prose: “”. . .fear now enveloped him unmercifully.”

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s a jump to the left…

  5. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Way to devise the most inefficient marionette configuration ever, Dad. Two strings for each shoulder, one for each elbow (attached to your weakest fingers), and two for the back of her head? Pretty much the only thing you’re going to be able to make Anna do is dance the Funky Chicken.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    What the art director wanted was an expression of terror. What he got was a hissyfit.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Alternate titles:

    How To Train Your Klane

    The Father of Marion Ett.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Creepy Puppetmaster Father: The Novel.

    Also: Hey, it’s my name!

  9. Raoul Says:

    Sequel?: The Soul of Anna T.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    @ Rauol: followed by Anna T in the UK? The Anna T ville Horror? Bonfire of the Anna Ts?

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    The Anna T of a Murder?

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Was this included in that book about vintage horror paperbacks someone here (THX?) got for Christmas? If not, it needs to be in the second edition.

    This kinda fails at failing. The dumbass marionette strings, the goofy facial expressions on both, the bad attempt at jazz hands. However, big ups for the art director who zazzed it up with the swoopy groovy font.

    @fred: “Glutinous prose” is swell (particularly at the end of that over-egged sentence), but why does the review keep calling the evil child “Amy”?

    The author’s name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. I’m guessing it didn’t often roll off the printing press, either. The only other credit I can find for him is this, upon which the author even comments.

    Apparently Terrel is way into chimps in courtrooms. They make him cry.

    More philosophical blatherations from Terrel here:

    In which the author is revealed as a pushy egotistical asshole.

    This has all caused me to need an Annacin.

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Oh, the hume Anna T” !

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    Um, someone please delete my repost. And tell me to stop hitting myself, stop hitting myself, stop hitting myself.

  15. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tor – Your comment has been stricken from the record!

  16. JuanPaul Says:

    @GSSXN “The author’s name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. I’m guessing it didn’t often roll off the printing press, either.” – I’m dying 🙂

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    What we need here is some S. Anna T.

  18. Anna T. Says:

    I seem to have accidentally started a thing.

    I don’t even know if it’s supposed to be pronounced the same way, not that I care.

  19. Tor Mented Says:

    “Anna Clearday, You Can See Forever.”

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Good Show, All!

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Why you should never, ever share chewing gum.

  22. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Ok one more, with apologies:
    Anna kleine Nachtmusik (K. 525)

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