Oct 24

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Lord Kelvin Comments: Spoiler alert: the “giant wolf-creature” turned out to be a Halloween mask on a stick.

Published 1972

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: 7.25 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “The Night of the Wolf”

  1. fred Says:

    Or a Pez dispenser, pogo stick, toilet plunger, golf club, ‘marital aid’, stick shift…

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “What the heck, put Lon Chaney Jr on the cover, he’s probably dead anyway so we can’t get sued!”

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    He bears the mark of cane.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    “look at me!”
    “No! Look at me!”
    “Forget them! Look at me!!!”

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Scared the clothes right off of her

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Now be frank with me. Is my cane over the top? I can never tell.”

  7. Rick Deckard Says:

    Oh no! The Situation Room is on again!

  8. Anna T. Says:

    @A.R. Yngve: “Well, given that the handle is too large for your hand to comfortably grip, I would say yes.”

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Out of the depths emerged the giant wolf-creature—come to destroy all who stood in his monstrous path.

    This seems to be a rather narrowly-conceived, actually quite pointless existence, all in all.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Can wolves swim under water?

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Well, I think Lord Kelvin pretty much summed it up: if the book has a giant wolf-creature, I wanna see a picture of it trampling Tokyo, damn it.

    (Perhaps the blurb is exaggerating, and they’re not showing the actual wolf creature because readers would be all “well, I’m underwhelmed” and go read something else).

    @B. Chiclitz: well, when you gotta go, you gotta go.

    @Tat Wood: there are a variety of Seawolves.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I think “font problems” might be appropriate here. Or at least “font ugliness”. That G is a crime against typography.

    @Lord Kelvin: I bet it has glowy LED eyes too. Marked down the morning of Nov. 1 when it didn’t sell.

    @Rick Deckard: heh.

    @Bruce: But what of the Airwolves? Only one of those.

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