Dec 15

Having a tentacle for an arm makes things more... sticky.Click for full image

Alessandra Comments: Not, despite all appearances, a parody. It’s a young adult story with paranoid overtones, but as far as Puffin is concerned it’s the Attack of the Stuffed Olive Aliens.
Published 1998

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: 8.93 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Night the Heads Came”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Isss thisss your car, ssssir? Can I sssee sssome identification?”

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “In Russia you don’t eat olives, olives eat you!”

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Watch out dude, William Sleator is reaching out for you from the back seat!

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The Larry Craig Story

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Oh my God, the driver on the left has got no eyes!

  6. Jaouad Says:

    How do the little buggers eat without their heads dropping off??

  7. towrope Says:

    are they all wearing elizabethan ruffs?

  8. SI Says:

    “OH My god… one of them has TWO EYES!”

    Looks like driving when you have one arm and a tentacle gets messy.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Question: is that tentacle dripping slime on the driving wheel, or wiping it off?

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    He he he! 😉

    “Sorry, human, let me wipe that off for you…”

  11. Jami Says:

    I think those collars are their teeth.

    And I’m glad I’m not the only one that thought the aliens look like olives.

  12. Adam Roberts Says:

    ‘… the driver was in grave peril, until, suddenly, the animator had a fatal heart attack. The cartoon menace was no more …’

  13. Jon Says:

    The person in the rear view mirror and the driver of the car MUST be two different people. Aside from the fact that the driver has no eyes, he looks totally unaffected by the dire situation he finds himself in. “Ho hum, driving through a batch of olive aliens on my commute. Again.”

    The guy in the rear view, though, looks rather surprised.

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The Night the Heads Came…..

    With a title like that, and a cover like that, I’m surprised no one has made a phallic reference yet.

  15. Tom Noir Says:

    It’s very thoughtful of that one tentacle to have its name tattooed on it. Tentacled olive-aliens all look alike to me.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Don’t they look merry, all decked out in red and green, with their big smiles, come to sing carols for the commuters, probably…William’s cordially introduced himself, maybe collecting for charity…

    I’m more worried about the rather foetal-looking driver. No wonder the fellow in the middle-back is so scared, he’s carpooling with an embryo!

  17. Ray P Says:

    The police have introduced a new smart traffic cone.

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