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JuanPaul Comments: Just feed the darn dog already.

Published 1986

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: 5.33 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Groa’s Other Eye”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    He thinks the sun shines out of her arse but he’s just got his fetishes horribly confused.

    Wikipedia tell me that the next book in the series is Three Trumps Sounding. From silly fantasy to grim near future dystopia is a pretty big tonal shift don’t you think?

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    The Twilight of Bob Carolgees.

  3. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    The trouble with playing ‘Mousetrap’ is by the time it’s all set up everyone’s already a bit bored.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Q: What does it mean that a land is “dark with magic”?

    A: It means the magical albedo of the land increases, absorbing heat, causing a Magical Greenhouse Effect. Only a magical Greta Thunberg can save the land.

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Ye gods, woman – what are you doing in my fondue??”

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Who doesn’t like to read quest stories, especially terrible quest stories.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    @THX: that must be Schmidt the Dog.

    @Bibliomancer: it starts off terrible but it’s a groa.

    I’ll get me coat.

  8. fred Says:

    Some youthful miscreant went and put graffiti all over that nice piece of lawn sculpture.

  9. THX 1139 Says:

    “OK, how much for the butterscotch Angel Delight?”

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tat – It’s the other. Aye.

  11. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Tat Wood: ‘Groa(n)’

    Alright, I’ll get my coat too.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @ARY—It’s such a badly written sentence. It could be the the hero is terribly questing with magic in a dark land, though who cares really? The whole thing could be spruced up with some repunctuation:
    “A Hero’s Terrible Quest in a Dark Land, with Magic!”

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Despite myself, those puns are a groa-in on me. GSS!

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    The toilets in some countries are enough to put you off traveling.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Are there more words in the text than on the cover?
    Why is the title of this volume harder to read than the overall one? Because it’s stupid?

    And where IS Groa’s other eye? On yesterday’s cover?

    Are they lighting things on fire because the magic’s made everything dark? I hope that’s not fire under the damsel. Coming to or going from, either is bad news for her undercarriage.

    Was going to @ individually, but everyone is in great form today. Good Show, All!
    Especial GSS to @Francis and @Tor.

    (Nobody get your coat and leave. Stay inside. Although I’ve realized that sitting on our back porch would be perfectly safe, and will do when it’s not raining. Maybe shout across the fence at the neighbors on theirs.)

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Don’t be so hard on yourself, Schmidt! It’s not _that_ terrible!

    The sacred well of Mountain Dew.

    “You know, I just asked for a drink. You don’t have to make a whole bloody production out of it, and you certainly didn’t have to go _swimming_. The well has a bucket, after all.”

  17. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Can I amend my previous comment to ‘I’ll get me Hazmat suit’?

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “I’ll get me robe… and go into the other room.”

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    Now everyone’s doing it

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @TatW—”Nice and sunny, but a little brisk.” Sounds like GSS!

  21. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Tat: Where GSS leads, Canada, for some strange and unknowable reason, follows.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Vlttp: GSS!

    Perhaps because we have them hemmed in, being largely split between Americans and Brits. The poor dears have no choice.

    You lot are providing a daily dose of humo(u)r and wit that is sorely needed as we all become Mole People.

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