Dec 03

This one is a little light in the loafersClick for larger image

Ryan Comments: Human feet are hard to draw, but Clydesdale hooves are pretty easy. Throw in a dinosaur and no one will notice.

Published 1965

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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18 Responses to “The Loafers of Refuge”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Well, we all have a pair like that. Unless this is about futuristic bakers?

  2. fred Says:

    It is a known fact dinosaurs have no sense of humor, so if one asks you for directions, do not pull the old ‘You can’t get there from here.’ gag or you will be eaten. Slowly.

  3. Paul Says:

    “Say, Karen, where do you want me to put this lifesize model dinosaur?”
    “Oh, just pop it over by the mushroom standard lamps.”

  4. Anna T. Says:

    So either physically lazy mind-controllers or magic shoes. Personally, I think the latter is funnier, but those are some really ugly boots.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s a sequel to William Gibson’s ‘Hippy Hat Brain Parasite’ where Uggs digest the grey matter of anyone who wears them. It’s not much of a threat because anyone who voluntarily buys Uggs has less than a snack for the monsters to feast upon in the first place.

  6. Lillie Awesome Says:

    I can only assume the typesetter dropped their letter tray and had to hastily reassemble a title off the floor. The correct title of this book must be:

    Fearful Foe Ogres

    or maybe:

    Leaf Foregoes Fur

    or possibly:

    A Foul Reefer’s Fog

    or, if not those, then:

    Fool Sufferer Age.

    I suspect it’s probably that last one.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Dinosaur: “Hey, watch where you put that title. You almost hit me.”

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Dinosaur: “What’s all this then?”

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    The font used on “The” is really slummin’ it on this cover. Times must be tough.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    The back cover clears it all up. Turns out the lazy loafers on planet Refuge could be the Earth’s breadbasket, but they won’t get busy and make those loafs.

  11. Francis Boyle Says:

    Yet another cover that fails miserably to solve the mystery of dino-genitals. (Though knowing that theropods respond well to
    tummy rubs will come in handy if I’m ever accidentally transported back to the Late Cretaceous.)

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bibliomancer: so the author and blurber didn’t know the word ‘baker’? This sounds suspiciously familiar

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “The loafers could control anything – even humans!”

    I don’t want to hurt the feelings of any homo sapiens present, but humans are a lot easier to control than most animals. They understand spoken instructions and the significance of the guns being pointed at them.

  14. Raoul Says:

    @Bibliomancer – So it’s about those lazy guys, wearing comfortable shoes no doubt, who should be baking bread?

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Ok, distract him with your callipygian bum, Karen, while I sidle over and press that pedal coming out of the back of his foot—I think that’s the on/off switch.”

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—GSS! 😉

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Giant mushrooms… a nude, booted interpretative dance couple… a dinosaur…

    It’s times like this we could use our old pal DSWBT to critique the dino.

    Dino seems to be recoiling in fear, disgust, or confusion at the nonsense title. Or going “wha?” at the font for “The” as @JP noted.

    @B’mancer: and yet the chatty back cover doesn’t mention the dinosaur.

    @Tor, Lillie, Bruce: GSS.

  18. Ray P Says:

    “Loafers of refuge” sounds like a magic item worn by a Chevy Chase based trickster/illusionist in one of those unfunny nineteen eighties AD&D parodies.

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