Nov 26

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Wendy Comments: Winds cause earthquakes! Pass it along.

Published 1968

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: 7.17 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Death on a Warm Wind”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Curse you, Windsor Davies and your Heinz Curried Beans!

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The first crack (heh) at the title, “When the Earth Farted”, was turned down by the publisher.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Full Quotes:

    “Just believable enough to make one wonder if anything could be less believable than it is.”

    “Also the cover is bad in a way that people in the future are sure to find endlessly fascinating.”

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Sorry, Evil Wind, but please stop blowing Death. The orgasms are causing a bit of a ruckus.

  5. fred Says:

    The cover art has been for sale since 2014. BTW the artist is Jack Faragasso.

  6. Tag Wizard Says:

    @fred – Thanks for the tip! A steal at under a thousand quid.

  7. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    It’s very satisfying that the artist’s surname is ‘Faragasso’ – it would have been even better if he had also done the cover for ‘Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster’.

  8. THX 1139 Says:

    Just putting this here for reference:

  9. THX 1139 Says:

    And Antonio Fartgas as Huggy Bear?

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    “No, I wasn’t the one smoking in that gas station. RUN!”

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    At first glance I thought that text running along the edge said “An Unbook.” It probably should. And I think “Best Sellers” was Peter’s lesser known sibling, but still their parents’ favorite.

    @JuanPaul: GSS! 😉

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Shirtless Englishmen and the unleashed fury of a nuclear firestorm? This is the mashup for that By jove, Tattifilarious.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    M.P. Shiel called. He wants his Purple Cloud back.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The blurb seems rather cavalier about a terrible loss of life. Oh, sure, 95,000 people enjoying their holiday died, topping many historical disasters (even just limiting it to Britain), but it’s only a crisis when it heads for London.

    The Independent Journal was a pretty crap paper if they thought this was “believable”.

    @THX: It ain’t half warm, mum.

    @Francis: I think it was “fascinating” as in when Spock would say “Fascinating… but highly illogical” or summat.

    @fred: Imagine, no one’s willing to pay high 3 figures in the past 5 years for a piece of art that garishly depicts some bloke farting on St. Paul’s.

    @Vlltp: heh. GSS.

    @BC: I thought it said “Unbook” too. Which would have explained much.

    @Bruce: “And at least I didn’t also have a pink sky,” said Shiel.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Must’ve been another mix-up at the printer’s office – the thriller fonts ended up on the cover of some romantic “feelgood” book.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Believable enough to make one wonder… that is, generate the ONE miracle that this book was printed in the first place.”

    -Best Sellers

    DID YOU KNOW? A man who was actually named “Best Sellers” (short for Bestogne Argente Sellers) made a living in the 60s pretending to be a book review magazine.

  17. Francis Boyle Says:

    @GSS ex-noob

    I considered mentioning Spock but I got confused that they put the beardless Will Riker on the cover.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Francis: could also be Martin Sheen in “Apocalypse Now”.

  19. Hammy Says:

    “Death On a Warm Wind”?

    Sounds like my cat’s gaseous emissions….

  20. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Taco Tuesday! Woo!

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: In London in 1968? I seriously doubt it. Vindaloo, maybe.

    I’ve had tacos all my life, but the family’s only lived in places what used to be Mexico since a few years before I was born.

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