Apr 30

He sees sea siege by the she shoreClick for larger image

Marvin Comments: God, why did I ever move to Florida!

Published 1962

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: 2.67 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “Sea Siege”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Funny, I always expected sea monsters to roar, not go “Nyah, nyah!”

  2. fred Says:

    Just ask Trump about the time he commanded PT 109 in Viet Nam.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    “Hmm, all this time I was crawling though an endless desert. Now I’m gong to be killed by a tidal wave. Oh, the irony.”

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    They said “life’s a beach and then you die” but they didn’t say anything about being mocked by the world’s goofiest monster.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Beany and Cecil” – The Novel

  6. Rick Deckard Says:

    I don’t think he’s dressed right for a day at the beach.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    “Hola, amigo, do you know the title of this book?”
    “Sea Siege, senor.”
    “OK, can you tell me what the title is?”
    “Sea Siege, senor.”

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “But apart from that, how was your vacation?”

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    But the sea wouldn’t let Bob go that easily.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’ve actually purchased and read this one, and it’s… adequate. Although the first and second halves of the story have almost nothing to do with each other, and the casual racism/sexism is very much Of Its Time. The sea monsters are properly scary and not goofy, so I can only surmise that the artist was watching “Beany and Cecil” while painting. It’s so close that @B’man and I thought of it independently.

    The first half is a straightforward scuba adventure story, and the second half is Atomic Bomb Sea Monsters Attack.

    I don’t recall what the other half of the Ace Double was; gave the book to a friend who collects them irregardless of content.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Bob was bothered by the sea monster, by the tidal wave, and by the volcano: but as a regular reader of “Good Show Sir”, he was most bothered by the iffy perspective.”

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That NYT blurb would be perfect if it started with the words “Sort of.”

  13. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Bruce: It does look as if he’s worried that the wave is going to sweep away his bonsai trees.

  14. NomadUK Says:

    Sea siege sea shells by the sea shore.

    Say that three times fast.

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