Jun 07

A novel!! I thought I was buying a DVD!!!Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: After Charlie overheard Bob and Martha talking about ‘swinging’ together he knew that he must learn more.
Published 2006

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: 6.51 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Bad Prince Charlie”

  1. SI Says:

    Women can’t resist a prince in a man-dress.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I smell a sitcom!

  3. Phil Says:

    One of the few covers on here that ADMITS to being bad. Oh wait, that’s part of the title.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I can think of no better way to honour the late Ray Bradbury, whose Fahrenheit 451 was my inspiration to write even when I was a wee laddie, by making a snarky comment about a novel’s bad cover art.

    ‘So, I see you weigh less than a duck. You’re a witch then, aren’t you?’

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I suppose I’d be banned from this Web site if I suggested replacing ‘royal’ with ‘pope’, wouldn’t I?

  6. Adam Roberts Says:

    I choose to believe this is a twin publication, after the fashion of the old Ace Doubles. On the one hand, ‘Bad C’, in which a viking flies to the moon. On the other, ‘Prince Harlie’, the story of the medieval invention of the original Harley Davidson.

  7. Phil Says:

    I choose to believe that, too.

  8. fred Says:

    Always trying to find the good in any cover…………..those knots on the basket look neatly tied.

  9. Ian Says:

    Crossed armed guys looks to be leaning on an invisible pillar. With feet crossed like that he will fall over shortly…

    Ginger in the basket asks “Why am I in this flippin’ basket?”

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    IMMEDIATE OPENING: Apathetic, incompetent editor needed to write fantasy cover blurbs. Temporary only.

  11. ocellaris Says:

    I checked this book’s reviews out on Amazon and, incredibly, it actually seems like a good book… I may even buy it.

    Awful cover aside, it seems to be a lampoon of Shakespeare and medieval fantasy stories.

  12. Muttley Says:

    You mean it isn’t a biography of the Royal Wingnut?

  13. "Starman" Matt Morrison Says:

    I’ve read all of Moore’s books and I can confirm this cover is intentionally bad. His fantasy is all comedic, in the same vein as Terry Pratchett and Wicked. His “Heroics For Beginners” is a wonderful satire of the genre and has the single best deconstruction of the genre since The Evil Overlord list.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    @Dead Stuff With Big Teeth: I congratulate you on your Monty Python joke. That basket doesn’t look like it could support the weight of an adult human. So what’s she doing being lowered down the castle wall in it?

    Show of hands: Who was reminded of the Prince of Wales upon seeing the title?

  15. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Adam Roberts: ‘When Prince Harlie Was One’

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    BAD PRINCE CHARLIE reveals the shocking secrets of the British royal family! We’re naming names!

  17. GSS noob Says:

    The inanimate objects (basket, stone wall, ground, clothing, sword what’s going to get that guy in the solar plexus) are very well rendered. The rest of it, not so much.

    Can’t be about Camilla’s sanitary device — no one’s got Dumbo ears, bad teeth, or hair loss.

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