Jul 15

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Good Show Sir Comments: One of the lesser-known road movies.

Enjoy the wraparound cover.

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: 7.23 out of 10)

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11 Responses to “The Road to Corlay”

  1. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    Judge Dredd, foil-wrapped for freshness.

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    Tom, Tom the Piper’s Son is in fact one of the key players in this book. But there’s nothing about him selling ice-cream or working as a dental nurse.

    (For the cover to be anything but a random jumble, you need a lot of spoilers, or to have read the book already and thought ‘I’ll get the SFBC edition rather than the paperback available in almost every branch of WH Smiths for half the price’. But it does fit the contents. Sort of. And it’s not a space-suit; that would make too much sense.)

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The woman, then, is Charlotte Corlay, and she’s on her way to assassinate Jean-Paul Malat.

  4. fred Says:

    Why did the birds cross this road?

  5. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Dredd cleared his throat and scanned the scene. The small group of citizens froze in terror of his verdict.

    “Flute-playing in public without a permit, perp’s a minor – his parents are fined 200 creds.

    “Goths are a nuisance, but not illegal – disperse or I’ll give you 3 days in the iso-cube.”

    He turned to the Viking cosplayers.

    “Using sharp weapons in public – 3 years each.”

  6. Cornelius Says:

    He’s not fooling anyone. He’ll never get a tune out of that spanner.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    The birds are nicely done. Too bad they appear to be shitting on Dredd’s visor.

  8. THX 1139 Says:

    There you go, Ice Warriors, someone’s written you a lovely book.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “And now, we interrupt this Virtual Reality adventure for a musical interlude.”

    @Tat Wood: did he steal a pig?

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Eye glances at top 1/3 of photo; brain says “SFBC”. Did they give scholarships to UAI?

    And then the brain said… “Cowper? Flute? Wasn’t that…”

    @BC (3): Exactly! After which Dredd will arrest her.

  11. Yamamanama Says:

    RIP to Stephen Hickman, whose art has graced many a page here.

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