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Max Bathroom Comments: If there’s one thing worse than a coquettish skeleton on the pull, it’s two of them hitting on you at once…

Published 2011

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: 8.13 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “Memento Mori”

  1. Tor Mented Says:

    This needs a space sheep skeleton.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    This Jason and the Argonauts reboot is terrible!

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    There’s such a thing as skeleton boots. There that’s my daily quota of learning thanks to GSS.

  4. fred Says:

    Just wait until they start pole dancing.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    They both died from extreme jaunty-hipitis.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    I miss the old days before PhotoShop, when what a kid made on the first day at school was stuck on the fridge door instead of being used by dad’s reprint-salvage company.

    (Here’s the first cover http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?21836 )

    Still, more thought went into the cover than the blurb.

  7. daard23 Says:

    Wow! I never thought I’d win both the forensic anthropology and the mortuary science awards in the same year!
    I’ll put them on this shelf with my partial collection of art deco chess pieces!

  8. A. R. Yngve Says:

    A truly excellent cover design. So many things about it are just right:

    – A book title should be printed with black letters on a dark-gray background. Ensuring maximum legibility!

    – Centering the title and author name is overrated. The left-hand margin is where it’s at!

    – People love seeing random objects being repeated – and you save so much money!

    – Title fonts should come as close as possible to Times New Roman. Because that just screams Serious Literature, baby.

    – Images on the cover should only make sense to a select few. If people who haven’t read the book are looking at it and scratching their heads, that’s their problem.

    – D&D miniatures are a great way to display figures without having to create them with photography or graphic design.

    – The purpose of a review quote is to do the job of a blurb. So you won’t have to write one.

  9. Yamamanama Says:

    I’ve read the book and it still doesn’t make sense.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m afraid of remembering this cover, so… GSS?

    @Tag or @Admin: EXCELLENT mouseover. Perfection.

    @Everyone: GSS! You are en fuego today.

    Especial kudos to: @BC (with Jaunty Hip cluster) and @Daard23 for making me snerk.

    @Yamamana: I’m not seeing much AI in this, unless it’s that kind that iterates ever-more horrific images. Could the failed student of UAI (Online Photoshop Course) have done this, knowing only the title?

  11. Emster Says:

    @THX: Aging yourself by mentioning J and the A, aging myself by knowing exactly which scene you are talking about (and wanting to watch it again…)

    Sometimes Mr. E and I get psyched out by buying same book with different cover art, but in this case it would have been a “Mrmph! Half-hearted cover art = mediocre story, back on shelf it goes!”

    Regardless, great quips by all today!

  12. JJYoyo Says:

    Looks like they did the Time Warp Agaaaiiinnnn…. once too often.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Remember, you too must die, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop being sexy.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: But someone took thinspo way too far.

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