Nov 05

Lips! LIPS! Does anyone here have lips?! GWAD!Click for full image

Art Direction: Come on, the concept is so straight forward! Like hands growing other hands sorta like flowers, while one plays a tiny trumpet. What? No I went off my medication because it was making my eyes feel furry.
Published 1975

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: 8.85 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Still, Small Voice of Trumpets”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s like Roy Castle’s fever dream! But how do they play it? Let’s give them a big hand for effort.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The puns practically write themselves for this one, but please don’t let them get out of ha…

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    I hope Lloyd Biggle senior is proud of his boy.

  4. Brian B. Says:

    @ A.R. Yngve

    Hey now let’s not start pointing fingers…

  5. Brendan Podger Says:

    The trumpet should be a violin.

  6. GullyFoyle Says:

    TY Brendan for …digitizing…that cover.

  7. SI Says:

    Watch out GullyFoyle you might get a knuckle sandwich.

    Man I am terrible at puns… was that even a pun?

    The other hands in the back must be rocking out! They’re punching the air!

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Amazon.Com reviews sound good.

    Maybe that’s supposed to be a digital trumpet?

  9. Justin Leego Says:

    No, those ones represent the Loyalists.

  10. Justin Leego Says:

    Heh. That was in response to SI.

    The trumpet represents Margaret Thatcher.

  11. Phil Says:

    The artist seems to have misread the title. He has painted the still voice of SMALL TRUMPETS.

  12. Adam Roberts Says:

    And he hasn’t painted the still! Since the book is (I assume) about distilling illegal hooch, that’s a major omission.

    Still, he (she?) has done a good job otherwise. Let’s give him/her a big hand!

  13. Anita Says:

    My first thought is that this planet must be where Thing from the Addams family came from.

  14. NGpm Says:

    At first I wondered how it could play a trumpet, but I see that it has it well in hand. I bet it just nails the solo, as long as it doesn’t knuckle under.

  15. SI Says:

    Gah!!!! Pun overload!!

    Justin> The metaphor of MT as a trumpet sends shivers down my spine. Thanks! But yes I would enjoy seeing the ole Ulster red hand replaced with one of these! haha

  16. Herm Says:

    I didn’t even notice these were hands at first. I thought they were straight ripoffs of Triffids.

  17. Dean Says:

    Style makes me think of Partick Woodroffe:

  18. Kathleen Says:

    I’m getting major I Sing The Body Electric cover flashbacks

  19. AA Says:

    It’s a deleted scene from Yellow Submarine.

  20. Anna T. Says:

    We all ought to learn to walk on our hands.

  21. GSS noob Says:

    I’ve installed the extension that replaces photos of D. Trump with photos of kittens.* (Because I can’t stay off the intarwebs for the next 4-8 years.)

    It twigged to this one, a false positive.

    When I clicked through to the actual cover, I was really glad to have gotten the wee cats instead.

    IIRC, this was a pretty good book — I had it in a bland cover which didn’t scare people.

    *Make America Kittens again. Also blocks Farage, Le Pen, Wilders.

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