Aug 16

It's too early to pretend to be funny, I'm just going to leave this here and get some coffee.Click for full image

Gus Comments: The eyes have it!
Published 1979

Many thanks to Gus!

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: 8.80 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “Night Walk”

  1. Richard Palmer Says:

    Nice – reminds me of that daft PKD story about the “eyes following you around the room.”

    Although in this case the room is a swamp.

    Does the book actually refer to a “hell-camp?”

  2. cutmanmike Says:

    This one is really weird, rather than bad. I’d read it!

  3. SI Says:

    It’s like the old cartoons. I think he’s just seen a hot nurse. Ahoooooooga!

  4. anon Says:

    A blind man chases eyes in a swamp. Umm…

    With less artistic talent, 80 000 dollar price tag and some pseudo symbolic explanation, the artist could have a successful career in modern art.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Eyeballs eyeballs everywhere, and not a pair to see!

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    @Richard Palmer:

    My mom used to make me go to Hell Camp, every summer.

    We played a lot of blind man’s bluff.

  7. Richard Palmer Says:

    @Tom Noir

    Hahaha, I parsed that as “blind man’s buff” which added an extra layer of wrongness to proceedings.

  8. SophaLoaf Says:

    Is it just me or are the eyes trailing off from his ocular cavities or his boobs?

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I think this pretty nice artwork was also recycled for other book titles…

    …while it OUGHT to have been recycled for titles like:

    – I HAVE NO EYES AND I MUST STUMBLE by Harlan Ellison

    – THE LOST EYEBALLS by Dan Brown

  10. futurescientist Says:

    This is a slightly more realistic depiction of what happens after Pac-Man eats his ghost tormentors.

  11. SI Says:

    futurescientist> very good! hahahaa

    He also could have been eaten and currently in the stomach of the last invisible monster.

  12. e.lee Says:

    @AR Yngve

    2001: A Space Opthamology
    2010: The Year We Make Contacts

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    futurescientist is definitely on to something. He must have read the script for the soon-to-be-made live-action PAC-MAN movie.

    (Starring Tom Cruise as Pac-Man, and John Malkovich as Blinky. Oh, God help us all.)

  14. Herm Says:

    Ah, you mean this PAC-Man film?

  15. Matthew McConaughey Says:

    Now where’d I put my shirt? This is cutting in to my bongo playing time.

  16. maxload Says:

    i actually read this one a couple of years ago, and i’ve got to say it’s pretty good, if a bit gimmicky. it’s about a blind guy who has a device that allows him to see through the eyes of any creature near him, and he has to escape from a concentration camp. cue scenes of trying to escape from your captors whilst looking at yourself through their eyes…

  17. Nix Says:

    It’s also the only story I’ve ever read which shows its age via the lack of a voice synthesiser tied into a search engine (you can read the results on a screen, but you can’t have the machine speak them to you… instead you have to get it to speak *everything in its memory* until you find the right bit).

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    Jeepers creepers, where’d they get those eyes??

  19. Anna T. Says:

    Do they ever. If I ever saw multiple pairs of giant disembodied floating eyes wandering about, I’d be somewhat unnerved.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Bad news, old chum. Your eyes are floating over to this cover, and perching in their little niches.

  21. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Dead Stuff: So that’s ‘Night Walk’, ‘Nightchild’ & ‘The World of Tiers Vol. 2’ covers linked into a single narrative – Good Show Sir!

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    FOOTNOTE to my comment at #13: And whaddya know, there really WAS a live-action Pac-Man movie called PIXELS, starring Adam Sandler.

    Words fail.

  23. Tom Noir Says:

    @A.R.Yngve: Here at GSS we are adept at using the dark arts of COVERMANCY to predict the future!

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tom: If only we had a proper Bibliomancer, to do our COVERMANCY for us.

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Update: We have one! Goodness, he must command space and time to do that.

  26. Tor Mented Says:

    The topless man said: “Ahem! My eyes are down here.”

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