Feb 09

Oh, so that's why the bottle was marked LSD.Click for full image

Oh, I know: I had this strange dream last night, possibly a nightmare. We’ll have a horse, the mare, charging through a book case, transparent like a ghost, into the view of a typical accountant type. Lapels and booze bottles around him, just like real life. Just kidding of course, we’ll have to make him look like he’s washed recently.

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: 4.32 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Night Mare”

  1. SI Says:

    Ah the good ole world of Xanth!

    I wonder if the world also has epic boarders.

  2. Simon Says:

    God, what a dull cover. There’s just SO much movement and drama in it.

    Has he had a quarter of a horse stuffed, dyed blue and mounted on his shelves in a desperate attempt to make himself interesting?

    And that’s another thinzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  3. SI Says:

    Librarian: Says here you’re two weeks late in returning your book… HEY Don’t you morph through that wall, come back here!

    No Simon is righzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  4. James Lovegrove Says:

    Do you see? It’s a kind of literal pun. Black horse. Night mare. Nightmare. Geddit? Works on SO many levels. Or none. I can’t make up my mind which.

  5. CSA Says:

    Ahhhhhhh… now i understand. Thats REALLY clever! But i’d much rather they put a suit of armour on the horse and called it Knightmare. Except also give it a huge helmet that only allows it to look down

  6. SI Says:

    Knightmare was amazing. ‘Put the bread in your sack, the bread!!’

    There is another show on these days called Raven which has a sort of similar fantasy element to it. Kids running about doing tasks to gather magical rings in order to fight the dark lord. I don’t even have kids so I have no excuse for knowing that.

  7. James Lovegrove Says:

    Wait, wait, I’ve got another pun. That cover’s so drab and ordinary, it ought to be called Night Meh. How about that, eh? Night Meh. Brilliant!

  8. CSA Says:

    James, I actually laughed out loud (or atleast chuckled), which is a pretty rare sound in my office. Everyone was very confused… i didnt care to explain my mirth to them.

  9. Karl Says:

    Now I know how Paul Atreides felt with his hand in the box. “The pain!!!”

  10. Adam Roberts Says:

    I like to think his bedroom is next to his library; and that his bedroom wall is decorated with a huge blue horse’s arse. I know mine is.

  11. Hank Says:

    Sadly, this is one of the few fantasy covers I can think of that is pretty much a literal depiction of a scene from the book.

  12. Sorcha Says:

    In a deleted chapter from “A Christmas Carol”, Bob Crachit is visited by The Spirit of Off-Track Betting, enabling him to become independently wealthy and tell Scrooge where to stick his lousy clerk’s job.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    The unremarked-upon first attempt to scare Ichabod Crane

  14. anon Says:

    Rupert thought hunting trophies consisting of mere head were for pussies.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    OK, so it’s a lame pun, but what else could Piers Anthony do? A title like NIGHT STALLION would send the wrong message… and DARK HORSE is even lamer than NIGHT MARE.

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