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I'm a respectable witch. I just can't date a guy with a blonde pony tail!Click for full image

Elijah Comments: What’s amazing isn’t just how ugly it is (and it is very ugly), or even the fact that it’s a book by a great author (because this happens to great authors, and Bradley definitely did go downhill eventually). No, what makes this ridiculous is that it’s by a great author AND it’s a Tor book. I mean, Tor has ugly covers sometimes, but this looks self-published…
Published 1997

Many thanks to Elijah!

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: 5.41 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Witchlight”

  1. cutmanmike Says:

    It’s not that bad but his arm is spasticly long

  2. SI Says:

    Woaaah now that you point that out cutmanmike… that arm is pretty bendy!

    So which is the witch, or are they… both witches….

  3. Anrkist Says:

    Shop right… Shop Witchlight.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I can’t help but visualize how she moves farther and farther away from him — and his left arm just grows longer and LONGER….

  5. Evad Says:

    The blurb from the review they quote isn’t even about this book.

    I’m also having a tough time visualize what events the cover depicts.
    “Look at these mushrooms!”, he said as she glowered back her disdain.
    “Wait! your shoe is untied. Let me get that.”
    “Damn it witch, when I propose to you stand still.”

  6. Justin Leego Says:

    Enjoying the bare tree branches over sunkissed clouds.

    Kinda looks like a SPACE BRAIN!

  7. Adam Roberts Says:

    ‘The arpeggios to ‘Stairway to Heaven’ are … well, look, let me demonstrate on your arm …’

  8. Lazarus Lupin Says:

    It wouldn’t be bad for fan art, but Tor are supposed to be pros. The worst thing is the cover conveys all the excitement of a clam race.

    Lazarus Lupin
    http://strangespanner.blogspot.com/
    art and review (now if you want to see BAD art…)

  9. Phil Says:

    Perspective is the hardest part of painting. Especially when it comes to hair.

  10. Kathleen Says:

    hey I’ve read that one!

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “But I don’t NEED manicure! Let go!”

  12. THX 1139 Says:

    Singing while wooing, never a good idea.

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    Not one, but two, “Mists of Avalon” reminders.

  14. fred Says:

    She counters his witchplight with a witchslight resulting in a witchblight of a cover.

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I almost mistook it for another Wheel of Time book.

  16. NomadUK Says:

    Mr Fantastic allows his disguise to slip as he reaches to keep Double-D Woman from escaping and carrying out her nefarious plans.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Rather than trying to account for the geometry of his left arm, it’s easier to imagine that she has a third hand growing out of her bum, which is assisting her attempt to flee.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS, B. Chiclitz

    “Gargoyle-like aliens pulverized the bones in my arm!”

    (yes, I’ve been rewatching the old “Outer Limits” show…)

    As some people have said already, this is bland romantic fantasy extruded product, with nothing that’s going to really hook a reader, except maybe puberty sufferers desperate for cleavage. And is that vaguely “mystical” drawing on the tree supposed to communicate THERE’S MAGIC to the browser who reads the title as “Which Light?”

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Goodreads tells us that the cover exactly matches the quality of the book, and that it was in fact ghostwritten by Rosemary Edghill, not MZB. Who for all her many sins was still turning out stuff better than this at this stage.

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