May 24

Clique baitClick for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: “Who’s the handsomest composer in the whole wide world?”
Published 1982

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: 7.11 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Clique”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    “It’s me, Future Ludwig. Cut your hair. Lose those bulky old-fashioned clothes. Someday, you could become an interior decorator!”

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Who knew Ludwig Van posed for one of those photographs you used to get in barber’s shop windows?

  3. Raoul Says:

    “A little more photoshopping and done! My new profile.”

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    “With this device I can see into the future… of fashion!!!”

  5. fred Says:

    Who da man? You da man. Damn right.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    And here’s the other side of the mirror.
    I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to decide if it’s an improvement.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    So, it’s Nicholas Yermakov Smirnoff, ca. 1982—”In West Germany you look into mirror, in East Germany mirror look into you. What a country, Ludwig!”

  8. Daard23 Says:

    I think this is an early example of clique bait.

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    In Mirror Beloved

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Ludwig Vain Beethoven

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s Tinder for the dead – Beethoven’s going to swipe right on the Princess of Wales.

  12. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Daard23 – dibs

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I knew Nick back in those days, and he was… less than pleased with how Futuristic Glowy Ludwig looked here too. I vaguely recall a comprehensive rant about bad covers on SF books, especially paperbacks (Vaguely b/c this was a) over 30 years ago b) it was a VERY festive Christmas party at a mutual acquaintance’s house).

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “If you still have one clique”?
    Eh, what??
    Blurb writer, you had one job…

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Beethoven’s unprotected experiments with radium and strontium may have caused his loss of hearing later in life.

  16. Hammy Says:

    Why is it Ludwig Van looks like Sean Penn?

  17. Hammy Says:

    Also, this is the Author later known as Simon Hawke, no? Nice to get published under both birth name and pseudonym (’til he changed it….)

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