Jul 20

Death Rides a Pale WhoreClick for larger image

Max Bathroom Comments: The Uber of the Red Death

Published 1977

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: 3.30 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Tanith”

  1. Leak Says:

    So it has come to this: Space Sheep, meet Death Ram.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    And now I think I’m embarrassed that I was actually disappointed that it was not death with the boobs.

  3. Tor Mented Says:


  4. fred Says:


  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Godspeed to the chiropractor!

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    Bat ram?
    (Dah-dah, dah-dah, dah-dah, dah-dah.)
    @FB: I thought the same thing before the unveiling.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s like when dustbin drivers tie teddy-bears to the front of their Dennises.

    What does he do when Red Nose Day comes around?

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you?”

    (Scene from The Infernal Graduate)

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    A lot of customers bought this in good faith, hoping for a sexy TANITH Lee novel, and were disappointed to find it was just a frickin’ Jack Shackleford potboiler.

  10. Leak Says:

    @ARY: reminds me of the EP titled “U2” by the band Negativland:

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    And I beheld Death and he cometh on a… ram with bat wings? Carrying a naked chick who was dead, considering her upper back and neck shouldn’t be at that angle…

    And LO, I decided to read a different book, AMEN..

    @ARY: Definitely bait and switch.

    @Leak: good link!

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: Not just Tanifh, but since it’s in lower case, it would be that i with no dot that they have in Turkish. Kind of schwa-ish.

    More like “TanÉ™fh”.

    Which would make as much sense as everything else on this cover.

  13. fred Says:

    The domes that came to Sarnath.

  14. Max Bathroom Says:

    Consider the words of Mick Farren…
    Read all about it
    Shock horror!
    Have you seen the boobs…

  15. Tracy Says:

    Am I the only one who’s noticed the very phallic body part on the sheep’s nose and where it is pointing?

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: I’m sure that was intentional. (Beavis and Butthead) It’s horny heh-heh.

    @fred: More like “Sarnafh” in this font.

  17. Emster Says:

    You know those times when you really want to tell the backseat driver to shut up? This is not that time.

    Also maybe watch where you’re driving. And put on a shirt.

  18. verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Francis Boyle. Ah, in that case, Piers Anthony’s ‘Vision of Tarot’ is the thing for a discerning gentleman such as yourself. Click on the ‘Death’ tag and go to page 2.

  19. Emster Says:

    I was getting deja vous with this one, and here’s why:

    Again, honey, whether its the flyin’ goat or that cantering cat, keep yer eyes on the road (and fer Pete’s sake already, put on a shirt).

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