Feb 01

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Good Show Sir Comments: The erotic tale of love between a ventriloquist and his old dummy Sam.

Published 2013

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Honourable Mention: Bread & Wine”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “No, you fools, ‘neurotic’, not ‘erotic’!”

  2. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Santa and Jesus finally realized that Christmas is for everyone and that neither of them could claim the season as their own.
    “I love you, Jesus!”
    “And I love you, Santa!”

  3. fred Says:

    Live and learn, for me anyway.

  4. THX 1139 Says:

    @fred: Good for Samuel, but it doesn’t stop this looking like they’ve bumped into one another in a disused subway station.

  5. fred Says:

    @THX: Your comment is probably spot on actually, as Samuel’s partner was homeless when they met.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    If they are going to call this erotic, at least one of them has to show some skin.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    OK Santa. Now this time YOU sit on MY lap!

  8. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    That is one of the creepiest covers I’ve seen…and I have a HP Lovecraft book.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Beats having a Chip on his shoulder.

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    OK, I’m really not comfortable with making fun of Delany’s love life, even indirectly.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    As a clueless teenager in the 1960s I read all of Delany’s sci-fi novels without any inkling that he was either black or gay. But it was the best science fiction of its time.

  12. THX 1139 Says:

    @fred: In that case, it’s a perfect cover! I don’t think it’s even science fiction, despite the author’s usual output.

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Strictly speaking this is an autobiography, hence not SF or Fantasy or anything in between. I don’t think it’s appropriate for GSS even aesthetically (where’s the genre content on the cover? Nowhere!).

  14. Tag Wizard Says:

    @A.R. Yngve. There. I changed the title. Are we happy now?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s a weird painting style, but it’s a good likeness of Delany.

    I don’t think autobiographies count either.

    @Tat: we don’t know, they might have been into that.

    @Bruce: Me neither. He seems like a decent guy, he’s a great writer, and Black gay dudes have always had a tough time of it.

    However, I’m still gonna make fun of that capital B.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @TagW: shouldn’t this also have “author on the cover”? Because that’s obviously Chip.

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