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Jul 28

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Charles Comments OK, he’s hypnotized. Now let’s get him to rob the Petsmart!

You might remember this from here.

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: 6.78 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “Catseye”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Middle aged readers can take a hike.”

  2. fred Says:

    H H Holmes. Not the name I would use.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/397483.The_Devil_in_the_White_City

  3. Paradoxos Alpha Says:

    H H Holmes was A P White, aka Anthony Boucher.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    An out-take from the ‘Hunting High and Low’ video: Morten turns into a racoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6VaeFCxta8

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Little known fact: Morten may or may not have turned into a racoon but Catseye was the little known New Wave/furry band from 1981 he fronted before he was in before A-Ha. I think this was the cover for one of their EPs. How the hell it turned up in 1962 is anyone’s guess.

  6. daard23 Says:

    I guess the crazy cat lady down the street finally found a boyfriend.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Repeat after me, human. “It’s dog-hunting season!”

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    There was an apostrophe in the title, but the cats started playing with it and it ended up under the fridge.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Another cleverly edited blurb. The original: “Admirably conceived and written, should, like any decent published book, fascinate young or old readers, but it probably won’t.”

  10. fred Says:

    Not to be confused with

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vwlk3boxrWY/TxROBy14-kI/AAAAAAAADxQ/HhtCkpvVKvo/s1600/eye+of+cat+0001.jpg

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @Fred: or this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ3oIhQ7oyg

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Um. Well, it’s illustrative of the story, which the previous cover here wasn’t?
    And don’t miss the original cover, it’s worse than both!

    I think the biggest problem is the eyes on the hoomin. It takes him from “determined hero with animal helpers” to “crazy hermit who hoards animals” (as @daard23 alluded to).

    Maybe that wacky monkey put blacking on the eyepieces of his binoculars?
    (Wiki sez it’s a kinkajou)

    @Paradoxos is correct: White/Boucher used the name fully aware of who he was

    GSS: my main source of info on Europop and old British TV.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    …and foxeye, and, I dunno, meerkateye?

    @THX 1139: https://relatedhowagain.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/young-old.png

    @GSS ex-noob: nah, the weird eyes are probably supposed to indicate “mutant/half alien/whatever with strange powers, persecuted by AUTHORITY”; the young folks are supposed to eat that sort of crap up, right?

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Maybe he just doesn’t get enough sleep, what with all those animals on him.

    Regarding the comment, I went to Petsmart today and was not beset by any monkey/meerkat hypnotists. Although there were some cute kittens being adopted.

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