Dec 09

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Bibliomancer Comments: I’m betting he’s plucking that old man’s eyeballs out when he’s finally dead.

Published 1996

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: 6.70 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Eagle and the Nightingales”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “My final request… is… to know… how you get your clothes on…”

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    Did the odds of a big-budget CGI-enhanced reboot of ‘Condorman’ increase or decrease when Disney bought Marvel? Michael Crawford’s not getting any younger.

  3. fred Says:

    Well, the cover gets props for the eagle and the night, and it could be blowing a gale outside. So a small ‘boo-yah’ for literal accuracy.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    It was the bird flu that killed him

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘The Eagle and the Nightingales’: the close partnership of Britain’s Worst Skier and NHS emergency staff.

  6. fred Says:

    Is that thing actually attached to her ear?

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Oddly, it doesn’t faze me that there is an anthropomorphic raptor holding a lamp. What stops me is the side boob on an eight-year-old girl.

  8. Ryan Says:

    Did the dwarven women or the anthropomorphic bird arrange the old man’s hair and beard to frame his face so nicely? Is he planning to take a selfie later?

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “With the shortage of medical school graduates, the National Health Service has been increasingly forced to depend on doctors of foreign origin.”

    Perhaps it’s the light reflecting off the book, but the lower half of the woman/girl/dwarf lady seems vague and indefinite: at first glance I thought she was sitting on the bed.

    @fred: maybe it’s just my lack of pun sense, but “the Night in gales” sounds to me more like goings on at a place called Gales than stormy weather. “Remember that night in Gales? With the old dying dude and the crazy bird man? Good times.”

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    I think #dickless applies since the old guy doesn’t appear to have anything going on beneath his shoulders.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    That combo of font and color on the title is extra-special.

    At first I thought “sideboob” referred to the eagle, but I was misled by the illogically-dark arms.

    How has that woman’s earlobe not fallen off from wearing that giant earring? Or is it affixed to her skull?

    @Tat: LOL and GSS.

    @Francis: that explains why “he’s dead Jim”. Or maybe the others are merely gazing upon a bust of an old man.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @FB (10)—I think he’s just discovering that fact.

    @B’Mancer—GSS on the editorial comment!

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Yesterday while driving through the neighborhood, I espied a pile of random trash left out for pickup, and atop the lot was a mannequin head, shoulders and a bit of chest. And that was it.

    Reminded me of this. Serendipitous, just after seeing this cover.

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Disney should never have “rebooted” The Muppet Show. The new Sam the Eagle isn’t nearly as funny as the original.

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