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Oct 27

Is this one of those Rosicrucian ads?Click for larger image

Charles Comments: Say hello to my little friend.

Published 1972

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: 6.67 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “Ames Holbrook, Deity”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Is this one of those plastic novelties kids put on the top of pencils?

  2. fred Says:

    The cover looks like it’s representing Dick Blade as the intermediate form between man and godhood. Seems reasonable if you don’t consider Dick Blade is already a god.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    The balls are missing but there’s an extra pair on the left.

  4. Bruce A Munro Says:

    One of the more annoying drawbacks of Godhood is the tiny musclemen birthing themselves from your forehead.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I am troubled by those types of noses where you can see all the way up a person’s nostrils.

  6. fred Says:

    Preliminary sketch for this cover.

    https://fineart.ha.com/itm/works-on-paper/jack-faragasso-american-b-1929-ames-holbrook-deity-paperback-cover-study-1972gouache-on-paper-with-collage-on/a/8030-71288.s

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    With apologies to anagram master Anonymous:
    He disembark too holy
    Wars awry by luncheon
    (I’m not good enough to do entire blurbs, so thank Holbrook this doesn’t have one.)

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So it’s ever-smaller naked dudes all the way down? You won’t see this on a Droste box.

    Why is Mr. Nostrils (Ames?) projecting this from his face?

    @fred, B’man: GSS!

    @fred: Good find. Dare I say it’s better than the final version? No giant nostrils to disturb @B. Chiclitz, and more colorful.

    @Tor: also GSS! I miss Anon, but this is quite good. It’s even got the “holy/deity” reference in. You deserve a free subscription to GSS After Dark. Or at least Chinese GSS.

  9. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Bruce: I suppose it’s slightly less inconvenient than tiny musclemen birthing themselves from the ends of both arms – one of the annoying drawbacks of centaurhood, apparently.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    After the Dungeons and Dragons film, Jeremy Irons undoubtedly thought he couldn’t sink any lower. Wrong.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: Old Jer’ once narrated a live performance of the entirety of “Days of Future Passed”.

    It was not half as pretentious and overblown 70’s artsy-fartsy as this cover is.

    I am not exaggerating. Plus we didn’t have to see up his nose and there were no naked musclemen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-oblUPUTp8

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: this is how I will always think of him; pre-fame and upstaged by the narrator of ‘Trumpton’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egNCSxuHH0w

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Verylatetotheparty: that only happens to Centaurs in Surrealtown. He should see mayor Dali about the arms: I believe he has a cream for it. (Side effects may include stilt legs, partial melting, landscape merging, and random insects.)

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    So what do his followers call themselves?
    Holbrookers?
    Amelics?
    Holbrookestants?
    Holbronies?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Amesidians?

    Judging by this cover, it’s probably something with lots of New Agey terms, and several words long.

    @Tat: I feel we’ve all learned too much about Mr. Irons this week.

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