Aug 23

Is that a forearm or turkey drumstick in blond Fabio's fist?Click for larger image

Wendy Comments: Always wear your sports bra when arm wrestling a Roid Warrior.

Published 2000

You might remember this from here.

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: 9.06 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Warrior Within”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Enough of this arm wrestling! Now we try abs wrestling!”

  2. fred Says:

    ‘In the BDSM terminology of today, you can call this one Non-Consensual Domestic Discipline.’

    and another

    ‘I only gave it a low review because it seriously screwed with my mind.’

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Ridiculous breasts, ridiculous muscles. I’m just glad there’s no full frontal nudity.

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Been away so long I hardly know the place
    Gee it’s good to be back home
    But a tiny shrunken forearm and a glimpse of outer space
    Remind me that I should not roam
    I’m back in the GSSR
    You don’t know how lucky we are, boy
    Back in the GSSR

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    Is that a “Perkin from The Flumps” cloud of misery floating above Miss Universe’s head?

  6. Yoss Says:

    “Part I of the Terrible series”

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Quick. Someone read the book so I can find out which cover is more accurate. Sports bra or teat shields?

  8. Anna T. Says:

    UnHAND me, villain!

    …is this from a really bad play?

  9. Yoss Says:

    Either she’s made of silly putty or he must be squeezing her forearm incredibly hard for her wrist to be ballooned up like that.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    “No! We must ab-stain from sex to reach our full potential!”

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    Is there a blemish on the cover above her head, or did the artist put in a poop emoji?

  12. Raoul Says:

    Squint your eyes and his bicep looks like a weird pec.
    And as a bonus, he now has a Popeye arm!

  13. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Instant response: Oh my god. Slightly less instant, more considered response: god, that’s an awful cover. Apart from the ridiculous anatomies, weird perspective, wooden expressions, frozen, unnatural poses, the design is boring. I could do a better text layout in Microsoft Word, for crissake.

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – Welcome back! Are you tanned, rested and ready to snark?

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    All snark all the time, matey.

  16. L.B. Says:

    Ironic that the only thing that’s green on that cover is the author’s name.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s always quite something when the covers get WORSE in later editions.

    The first one was bog-standard bad fantasy chick, but this!

    A horrific cross between Fabio and Vincent from “Beauty and the Beast” vs. a female body builder. Done in claymation.

    The Goodreads cover is pretty bad, too. “The female John Norman” is not a compliment in most of the world. “You will throw this book to the floor in disgust at least twice.”

    Hey, BC!

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Hey, xn!

  19. Tracy Says:

    I thought the gigantic pec of the person on the left was a sideboob. I still think they’re supposed to be a kind of bodybuilding hermaphrodite.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: I’m not ruling out hormone imbalances, either natural or artificial, for either of them.

  21. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    A River Runs Through It

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