Nov 17

To be very fair, my dark lord. It's not exactly a hard puzzle.Click for full image

Greengerg Comments: Forge the Season of the Witch, it’s the Season of the Bull according to the back cover, and nothing says demonic violence like a fat guy with cow horns slowly being turned into a Ravensburger jigsaw puzzle.
Published 1974

Many thanks to Greengerg!

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: 8.77 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Revenge of Taurus”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Well, I’ll at least admit this IS the creepiest Ravensburger puzzle of all time.
    (Happy nightmares, kids!)

  2. Simon Says:

    It’s Sam Alladyce.

  3. Anrkist Says:

    More like bore us… who comes up with these ideas for books? I’m looking at you, Robert Lory.

  4. Herm Says:

    That looks cool and I actually like the picture and idea, but the font and phrasing are way overblown.

    I don’t think cows’ eyes look like that, though… is it possible the artist was aiming for the wrong *kind* of bullseye?

  5. SI Says:

    Eastenders is getting in really strange characters these days.

  6. Kathleen Says:

    that eye is actually kind of creepy. notice how it follows you….

    his toupee, not so much.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    OK, I’ll have another go with the Beat-ification:

    As the intoxicating
    sun melts upon the Cretan
    horizon murder
    and demonic
    violence rise
    over the ancient

  8. Mark V Thomas Says:

    Oh dear, it seems that the poor Minotaur depicted here has apparently contracted Jigsaw Disease from the Judge Dredd story, The Judge Child, and is in the early stages of such…,

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “What’s this?? The Dynamic Duo about to be eaten by Dr. Bullhead, the Living Puzzle? Will they escape his clutches in time to save Gotham City? Tune in next week… same bat-time, same bat-channel!”

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    Damn, I was really hoping for a cover with a Ford Taurus on it.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    The process of being turned into a puzzle is clearly painful, judging by that facial expression.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Clearly, Taurus’ revenge is directed at his ex-girlfriend, Acorna the Unicorn Girl, from whom he tried to steal a kiss.

  13. Perry Armstrong Says:

    … and following some repair work to its damaged ocular circuits, The Terminator dons a pair of dark glasses so that it may once again move about incognito.

  14. Ray P Says:

    Former deputy prime minister John Prescott was a horny puzzle all right.

  15. lctwice Says:

    Jack Nicholson called. He wants his eyebrows back.

  16. anon Says:

    @Ictwice: You sure it wasn’t Jack Black?

  17. Tor Mented Says:

    You should be very careful about using the word “Cretan” on the cover of your book.

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