Jan 18

Mr Green Genes

Lady Baker comments: I’ve been informed that this is a horror book.

Published 1971

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: 7.14 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “The Green Man”

  1. Tor Mented Says:

    Nah, if it were horror, we’d see this guy’s pasty butt.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Smoking in bed can kill you. The horror.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    Imagine setting up a threesome and the guy shows up with that resting bitch face

  4. Max Bathroom Says:

    He’s just pouting because he got into a fight with the author, who wanted to pose with the other two models himself…

  5. Michael Toland Says:

    I’m not saying this isn’t a terrible cover, but it’s at least accurate to the plot:

  6. Ryan Says:

    Another artist who can’t do feet.

  7. fred Says:

    Albert Finney deserved to be on this cover. Bastards.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Rita, Sue and Piers Morgan too.

  9. Tracy Says:

    That fart is the true horror, by everyone’s faces.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “I know he was a drag and all, Barbie, but did you have to fucking decapitate him? Cleaning up all that green blood will be a nightmare.”

  11. Bruce Alexander Munro Says:

    Ever been in a sauna with two hot almost naked babes, but then been unable to do anything because you’re just a disembodied head?

    The horror, the horror.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    More like “the napping man overlooking one sleeping chick while the other’s worried about her hand and other chick’s body disappearing into a mysterious cloud”.

    @Tor: GSS!

    @Michael: I clicked your link, then went to look at Amis’ other works, and the first edition cover of “Colonel Sun” (an authorized 007 novel) is one I’m sure we’ve seen here, but on a different book!

    Can’t tell since the search function doesn’t work. But who could forget the eye, ear, and legs, as much as one might try.

    AHA! I clicked through all of “eye-yi-yi” and didn’t find it, but one of them had a link to “sky-eyes” and there it is:

    Someone noted the same on that link.

    Two years after “Colonel Sun”, but who knows how long the painting had been hanging around. Maybe preceding both books, and inappropriate to either.

    “CS” sold badly — well, no wonder, with that cover.

  13. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Michael_T@5: I tried to read this book a couple of years ago, but very quickly got tired of Amis’s alcoholic, lecherous first-person protagonist. So I can confirm that there is some relevance to the plot.

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Reginald!! That’s disgusting!”

    “I say! She who smelt it, indeed dealt it!”

  15. Emster Says:

    @Lady B – the only person truly horrified is the kid who left this stinker on the floor of his bedroom where his mom could see it on laundry day.

    The rest of us are puzzled as to how someone thought this might be a good idea for a cover… thanks for sharin’

  16. Mark Oliver Says:

    Hooray! At last a book on this site which I’ve actually read..not much of a Sci-fi fan but definitely a fan of cruddy artwork. K. Amis is really good, but I remember this as being atypical of him..sort of M.R.James unsettling. Don’t recall much foggy rumpo, though.

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