Apr 14

'Pull my finger'Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: “So converting your diabolic mascots to run on clean-burning natural gas is a wise economic choice, sure, but I still get more points for stylish raiment!”

Published 1979

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: 5.25 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “The High Place”

  1. Michael Toland Says:

    Consider the tagline up top, I assume the implication is that the princess is the devil?

  2. fred Says:

    Ibex you can’t guess where my finger has been.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    “When I said you were acting the goat, it was a joke – there’s goats over there, see? It’s no good if you have to explain it!”

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    #Ambiguous Anatomical Attachments

    Also, is it possible to use a tail as a third leg regardless of where it’s attached?

  5. Ryan Says:

    The illustrator told the publisher he would do the cover “half-off”, and then dutifully delivered a cover that is only painted in the bottom third or so.

    Again, though, Tucson book shops really deliver with the Art Deco style cover fonts.

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Meanwhile, in the High Place, Satan, Cotton Mather, and the demonic goats Tim and Raven provide snarky commentary and make fun of the characters.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Is it mere coincidence that “The High Place” comes after “The Master Weed”?
    And April 20 is still six days away.

  8. daard23 Says:

    “Yeah, you might want to bring your goats into the shop for a tune-up.”

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Yea verily I put it to you thus—do Demons dream of Electric Goats?”

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Say, are those hybrid goats? Half electric, half methane powered?”

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Here’s another title that should have waited till next week.

    Alternate title: “The Devil and Daniel Webster and Flaming Goats”.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    Good Show Sir! to GSS for the alt-text (“pull my finger”)

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    You know, that blurb also works perfectly with Heinlein’s GLORY ROAD…

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