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Wendy Comments: Merlin’s Croquet

Published 1975

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: 7.00 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Merlin’s Mirror”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Is this guy the reason they’re doing repairs on Stonehenge today?

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Due to a conveniently passing cosplayer and his collection of Barbie dolls the Spinal Tap concert was saved.

  3. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    I see why Drago is so upset; he’s got more than his knickers in a twist. Take a look at those dorsal scales !

    On a side note, I wish my “dragon” was that long. I’d get a lot more dates.

  4. fred Says:

    A wizard’s staff has a knob on the end. Been waiting forever to use that one.

  5. A. R. Yngve Says:

    So Reptilicus came from Stonhenge. It all makes sense now.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    Concept art for turning Stonehenge into a mini-golf course. I would go.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    @ARY: I now have the song “Tivoli Nights” stuck in my head.
    ♪ Tivoli nights, oh what a sight. All Copenhagen is dancing …♪

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    The attempt to cross Subbuteo and D&D never quite came off.

    (Although, after ‘The Hundred’, let’s not rule out the ECB looking at it again).

  9. Cornelius Says:

    Luckily, Merlin had a special tool for grabbing snooker balls that were a foot out of reach.

  10. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Note: There is an actual song about the monster Reptilicus IN the movie “Reptilicus”:
    https://wikizilla.org/wiki/Tillicus

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    @ARY: You’re talking to a true Reptilicus fan here. I knew about Dirch Passer’s song, and the fact that it was cut from the American release. When I saw the movie at the theater as a wee tyke, they had a lobby card showing Dirch on the park bench singing to kids. And I noticed that the scene wasn’t in the movie. So the only thing to do was to go see the movie again to check whether I had missed something.

  12. Daard23 Says:

    This needs two “Behind you!” Tags.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That blurb needs more hyphens and a punctuation tweak:

    A brand-new novel-of science-fantasy, witch-lore and messages-from, the stars!

  14. fred Says:

    Judith Tarr review, 4/12/2021.

    ‘Nimue is the distillation of all the misogyny that’s inherent in the Arthurian canon. Whereas other modern writers have recast and revamped the women of the canon, Norton doubles down. All the women are either sluts (her actual word), pregnant and submissive, vessels for alien sperm, actively evil, and/or dead.’

    http://www.andre-norton-books.com/articles-about-andre/reviews/reviews-by-j-t/1275-review-merlin-s-mirror-tarr

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    That Merlin is one limp-wristed wizard.

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    @fred: I’m wary of trusting that review. How can someone be actively evil … and dead?

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Hands up who didn’t think of Spinal Tap.

    @Tor: aren’t angry ghosts evil and dead?

    My brother and I saw “Reptilicus” on the Saturday afternoon Creature Feature on our local TV station. Mom used to come in and out, mostly ignoring the TV, but that got her attention. Largely because of its… quality? Even she was dubious of the kaiju possibilities from the Danish film industry.

  18. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    @Fred – Your patience is rewarded, GSS 😉

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Merlin and his magic tomato.

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