Oct 19

She's so sexy in her catsuit

Tor Mented comments: Khink Khi

Published 1983

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: 3.61 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Khi to Freedom”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Nhot thoo kheen!

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Every time this cover is posted on the internet, a Furry is born.

  3. fred Says:

    The 2009 printing seems to have undergone some slight modification.

  4. NomadUk Says:

    fred@3: As has the content, according to the Amazon synopsis:-

    ‘A fascinating examination of the British Justice System between the two World Wars, with a particular focus on the notorious Savidge murder case.’

  5. NomadUK Says:

    Mowgli, noticing for the first time how babe-ilicious Bagheera has become, is regretting having swapped his loincloth for a full spacesuit.

  6. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    @BAM – GSS !

    We really need a “furry” tag 😀

    How do I tag a cover, anyway? I see tags, but can’t add one.

  7. Leak Says:

    @BAM: I dunno, I think there’s a lot of more plausible reasons for that…

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    That’s not how you spell ‘keto’.

    But how nice that a character from Game of Thrones has got a publishing deal. And isn’t it nice that George Lazenby’s managed to get modelling work again? (Or is it Sam from ‘Joe 90’?) Just nobody mention ‘Bombalurina’.*

    (*In Britain, this is always good advice but you’d need to know about Timmy Mallett to understand why.)

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Even without the cover, I would know this book is bad, because the author’s previous work mentioned was total crap — it was allegedly a continuation of Piper’s “Furries” (heh) series, which was really this chick’s fantasizing of New Age woo-woo produced by small hairy folk. It actually made me angry. Nowt to do with the originals, which are delightful. Scalzi’s complete remake of the original book was 1000% more faithful to it, and not po-faced or woo-woo.

    @fred/Nomad: Excellent find, and GSS! Is there a description of a furry and his objet d’amour listed under some book about 20’s-30’s British jurisprudence, and is that even more frightening for potential buyers?

    @Blue: We’re not allowed to add tags; those are provided by Tag Wizard The Great and Terrible, who only rarely comes out and accepts our suggestions.

  10. Hammy Says:

    I guess this will just show that I’m ancient, but I saw the title and immediately thought of the 70s song “Brand New Key” by Melanie. (Rollerskates. Key to Freedom. Get it? No? Sigh….)

    I’m ashamed to admit I know the song….

    Oh, and re: the cover, that guy’s got a real problem – check out how long his right arm is compared to his left. Someone must have stretched it out for him.

  11. Emster Says:

    The whole cover – title, captions and art can be summed up as “awkward”. I want to forget what I’ve seen here but I can’t stop looking.

    @Hammy – worse than that, you’ve reminded me of a tone-deaf gal from my small town who always sang it at karaoke nite – tough song to carry off in the first place, but she made it particularly memorable, and probably scared away all the cats within a 3 km radius…

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    @Hammy, Emster: it could have been worse.

  13. Emster Says:

    @Tat – first, I wisely put down my tea before watching, then giggle/snorted my way thru it. Second, an improvement on the original, in my warped opinion. Ooh, aar! Thanks for sharin’.

  14. Hammy Says:

    @Emster (#11): A thousand apologies for stirring up unwholesome memories. And I mourn for the cats….

    @Tat (prev.): I agree with Emster – much improved over the original. But then, what *isn’t* improved with a little sousaphone?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Hammy: “Thanks” for the earworm. I’m old too.

    @Emster: Horrifying. It’s barely singable by the original; I can’t imagine someone without any ability at pitch and tricky note changes trying it. I bet people went outside to have a smoke or decamped to the loo every time she popped up.

    Anyway, this author needs to be in one of Dante’s circles for trying to ruin the Fuzzies, turning them into some kind of mish-mosh of Yoda, a Lost Race, and plastic shamans with extra New Age (rhymes with Sewage) cliches. And then this.

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