Jan 15

Release the Kraken! ... And the Snail!Click for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: Clash of the Titans

Published 1976

You might remember this from here. (+1 Protection from Spelling)

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: 6.67 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Unforsaken Hiero”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    This cover is giving me a boner.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “We both know this will be an underwhelming fight. D’ya wanna go grab a beer instead?”

  3. fred Says:

    I think this cover deserves at least 3 or 4 faux’s with the -nan. Or maybe something along the lines of ‘anti-hero’, for a hero so below generic norms it is laughable.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Did all the cool monsters get killed in the first book?

  5. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Well, I haven’t been waiting for this siequiel; I don’t care how niew and fascinating the wondiers are.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    His brother Glyph’s rushed off to get a huge packet of salt.

  7. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Can we talk about the societal implications of a culture that’s developed fine leather, brass fittings, and the Tom Selleck Mustache, but still runs around in ragged fur loincloths, or is that an anthropological third rail?

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    @Lillie (7): It’s the ‘Distressed’ look. It’s no weirder than a culture that has smart phones allowing people to wear Ugg boots in public.

  9. fred Says:

    How tall is he? His sword looks suspiciously knife like.

  10. SI Says:

    Thankfully he travels with packets of salt in his loincloth.

  11. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Reading JohnPaul’s comment, and looking at the cover, I thought to myself “I can see that the giant slug might be regarded as a Titan. But the guy?” Then I clicked on the larger image of the cover and noticed his magnificent stache…Clash of the Titans indeed!

  12. Tracy Says:

    Two words: Mexican standoff

  13. Raoul Says:

    “Thou shalt not pass … very quickly”.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    Er, Tag Wizard, what’s the connection between this and the one you linked to?

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    When Beany and Cecil jumped the shark.

  16. JuanPaul Says:

    @Anti and he is totally flaunting the mustache in the snail’s face

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Hiero thought the giant snail was responsible for all the monster bones, but he really should have been keeping an eye out for the rabbit.

  18. THX 1139 Says:

    Appropriately, this title can only be pronounced properly by an adolescent male whose voice has started to break.

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    That cover makes me think of my Mom’s turkey carcass soup.

  20. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Hey, Sluggo! I got a bone to pick with you!

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