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Jimenez Comments What rating do you give to a Five Star Paperback around here?

Published 1973

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: 5.50 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “Act of God”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Hear that, Barbie? Ken is God’s Gift!

  2. fred Says:

    Looking at the symbol, it should be a six stars within a circle paperback. So…act of God.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    Stedman Pearson’s fanfic goes too far.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    See? A decent haircut and a few hours at the gym and Patrick Troughton could have been just as pin-uppy as Paul McGann or Matt Smith.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    A Five Star Paperback Art Direction: Do you know what our readers dislike? Words! So let’s crop those out of the original edition cover.

    And lose that checkbook routing number font. Give me one that makes that title disappear.

  6. Ryan Says:

    @5, Bibliomancer – I am not sure seeing the original cover art makes it better. More understandable, yes, clearer, certainly. But not better.

  7. Proteus454 Says:

    “Their side! Our side!” Man, this is so DEEP, it really makes you THINK.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Grammar Police Observation—shouldn’t that “yet” in the blurb be a “therefore” or a “so”?

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B’man: Frightening to realize this version is actually an improvement

    @Proteus454: I know, man! It’s blowing my mind! Oh wait, no, that’s just my retinas reacting to the color combo of and around the title.

    @BC: That would make a lot more sense. But we can’t have that on this cover.

    Mr. XN says “Looney Tunes?”

  10. Raoul Says:

    @GSSxN: That’s All Folks!

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Naked man gains the power to command floating fonts, news at 11.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: perhaps the blurb writer is trying to say that dying to keep immortality out of some peoples hands rather than just going for Immortality For Everyone! is like, ironic or something?

    (Judging from the other cover, World Domination is involved, and that strikes me as a perfectly good motivation. But perhaps I lack deepness.)

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Raoul: Exactly. Now just try to look at this cover without hearing that music.

    I think it’s an improvement.

  14. anon Says:

    Reap a vaper back fist
    GOOD FACT
    Arch Shady Rib
    The disrobed guy, Oli O., uttered one honest statement:
    Willow ships give life to frail were-owls.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @anon is back! Huzzah!

    “Arch Shady Rib
    The disrobed guy, Oli O.”

    is a swell description.

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