May 28

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Alice Comments: Flower pin not available in Puerto Rico. Suck it up.

Published 1997

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: 8.18 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Chosen”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Captured precisely at the point when Sho Kosugi realises he is NOT the cover star.

  2. fred Says:

    She’s out for revenge for being placed in an overly cluttered cover.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Not by me.

    Less obviously every cover here should carry the tagline “void in Puerto Rico”. I suspect that the Puerto Ricans are happy that, unlike the hurricanes and Trump, that particular offer passed them by.

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    As though anybody in Puerto Rico would want to read such a stupid-ass looking book in the first place. Not to mention it seems to have two titles, both lame. I’ll bet sales in PR were—zero.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @fred—Speaking of clutter, is that Lon Chaney Jr. on the left edge?

  6. Ray P Says:

    Who will tell her that this Halloween costume is banned in U.K.?

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    In Greek mythology, Tantalus was cursed to have fruit and water forever close to him but just out of his reach. The woman on this cover is cursed to have a sword close to her that her arms can never draw from the scabbard.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    When you are improvising a home gym, you have to work with what you got.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—the sword is analogous to the water in the Tantalus myth; analogous to the fruit must be to have a headband slipping down so low it impairs your vision while so tight it squeezes your head like a grape, but never to be able to adjust it because you are held fast to a useless stick.

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Ah, a fine example of the “Tween girl does collage” school of book covers.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    If you’re going to wear a sheathed sword tucked into a sash around your waist, do yourself a favour and tuck it in against your back so you can draw it over your shoulder. Not only can she not draw the sword wearing it like that, she probably can’t bend over properly.

    Of course, since she looks to be preferring a wooden stick as her weapon, this may not matter…

  12. fred Says:

    @B. 5 – To crappy a make up job for Chaney Jr. I want to say Andre the Giant as Bigfoot on Six Million Dollar Man having a good hair day.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m trying to think which Play School presenter it is she reminds me of: either Carol Chell or Chloe Ashcroft.

  14. Alice Says:

    Kill Bill, Vol 3. Just Kill Me

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Of all the things unavailable in Puerto Rico*, I’m sure this is the one that least bothered them. They may have been happy to miss it

    Egads, this cover is a cluttered mess. It’s like a bunch of individual adequate parts stuck together. Perhaps it was a collage made by UAI Class of ’97.

    @B’mancer: yes, it is, and it might be Lon Sr. on the right side.

    @Anna T: Agreed. Let’s hope that it’s a prop sword. If it’s a real one, let’s hope Kosugi-san can take it from her and use it properly.

    Is the red trilobed thing on the left the fabled flower pin? That’s even more jammed in there. If it is, the Boricuas are doubly lucky here.

    *fully representative democracy, a decent budget, disaster relief, etc.

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @THX #1: now there’s a blast from the past…GSS!

  17. THX 1139 Says:

    @Anti-Sceptic: Sho needs all the exposure he can get these days. Well, the mask permitting.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This must be one of those “Hidden Object” games.
    (I spot an upside-down elephant inside the flower on the left.)

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I think over on the left is a werewolf in a karate gi (or strait jacket) wearing an enormous red trefoil that’s sprouting a black rose.

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: a bloody gi/straight jacket, mind you. Did the girl (or the ninja) stab the werewolf?

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: I’m betting on the ninja. The girl’s sword is sheathed and she seems way more into the stick.

    Frankly, I’m hoping Ninja kills everyone else in the picture, and stabs whoever’s in the coffin just in case.

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