Jun 25

Mu hahaha... with this egg... my evil omelet is complete!Click for full image

David G Comments: Eggs, skulls, stars and withered leathery hands are all pretty unreasoning I reckon.
Published 1983

Click for back cover

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: 6.97 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “The Unreasoning Mask”

  1. Hep C Says:

    Surrender to my power or I will break this egg!

  2. Smith Says:

    Is this an egg-citing read, then? Or is it more thoughtful, perhaps egg-cistential?

    The title looks a little scrambled to me, and I can’t help wondering if the art hasn’t been poached from somewhere else.

    I’ll get my coat.

  3. Wes Says:

    scary image and serious title, needs… comedy typography?!

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    ‘I can only hope this bar of medicated soap will be able to help me with my terrible glittery acne.’

  5. Michael Toland Says:

    Skullface the Sorcerer apparently needs a shave.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    “The egg’s OK, but I really feel more comfortable with a scythe.”

  7. Hep C Says:

    He turned around and, behold, it was Death, in all his skeletal greatness, in his cloak of green felt, some glitter on his face, holding a tinging! egg against a rosy sky.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I get the feeling that the art director and the typographer weren’t talking well about how the font proportions and kerning were going to work, until it was far too late…

    Why does the skull look so jowly?

  9. fred Says:

    The reasonable thing to do is to make some egg salad.

  10. Yoss Says:

    He has to take care of that egg like a baby for a whole week without breaking it to pass his Space Home Economics class. According to every televised sitcom ever, he’s in for some wacky hijinks and maybe even some personal growth!

  11. Herm Says:

    So, per the back cover, there’s a spaceship called the al-Buraq. That’s actually a neat idea. The buraq is a beast from the Qur’an who took Muhammad on a flight through the night sky.

    Yes, I just like mythical animals. 🙂

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:


  13. Tom Noir Says:

    @Dead Stuff: He’s big boned!

    Wacka wacka!

  14. NGpm Says:

    “What is this thing? I just can reason it out. Maybe I should take off my mask first … nah!”

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @admin: Why does this cover not have a font problems tag yet?

  16. Hep C Says:

    And why, on the other hand, does it have a hunk tag?

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Sequels were:




  18. Phil Says:

    ems indeed!

  19. Phil Says:

    Oh. OK. I tried to be clever and mimic the upward shifting of the lettering… but it doesn’t work. Sorry.

  20. Phil Says:

    The back cover talks about BOLGs. I keep a bolg myself, and enjoy bolgging.

  21. espedair Says:

    Hey I actually own a copy of this one! It should be called ‘The unreasonable cover’! ;p Actually it did give me slight nightmares when I was younger… slightmares if you will!

  22. Tom Noir Says:

    @espedair – I won’t.

  23. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    No, no. You guys have it all wrong. The font is fine. It’s just that the mask is sooo unreasonable that it doesn’t allow fonts to be typed over it.

  24. Anna T. Says:

    Hey, @DSWBT ,@admin, @Tag Wizard: It’s been THREE AND A HALF YEARS and STILL NO “Font Problems” tag! That’s truly astonishing. I think it ought to be rectified ASAP.

    I betcha the skull is the mask.

  25. anon Says:

    … — A Masters of the Universe novel

  26. B. Chiclitz Says:

    He’s too starry-eyed to reason!

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