Jul 09

Awwww... mine isn't bigger....Click for full image

Colette’s Art Direction: Oh crap, this is due tomorrow? Whats the name of it? Hmm cant we just use that rejected cover we submitted a couple of months ago for The Mystery at Penis Rock?
Published 1979

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: 8.80 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Tall Stones”

  1. Ian Says:

    A “haunting spellbinder”? Should have thought of a better title then. You could hardly expect the book to fly off the shelves with such a bland title. I bet the sales were a bit rocky.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “We only wanted to bring in more tourists than Easter Island but now we’ve cocked it up!”

  3. Smith Says:

    What makes it is the druid type fella at the bottom who seems to be giving the erm “stone” a cuddle.

  4. Yoss Says:

    I’m not a doctor or a geologist, but that looks infected.

  5. Phil Says:

    Moyra’s written another couple of these – quick, slap this sticker on!

  6. Joachim Says:

    infected phallic rocks — an important meadow for spring ritual….

  7. fred Says:

    No Rolling Stone is over 5’10” so this book is just fantasy.

  8. Kwyjor Says:

    Needs more upsell. I propose, “An enchanted journey into the heart of mystery in a magic world of curious ryddles [sic] wrapped in fantastical wonder inside a baffling enigma.”

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Trilogy, eh? What are the sequels? The Smaller Stones and The Other Smaller Stones That Hang Down Farther Than the Smaller Stones?

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Mr. Merlyn, will you stand up please…

    ‘Mr. Merlyn has learned the first lesson of not being seen. He has, however, chosen a very obvious piece of cover.’


  11. SI Says:

    In the olden days people didn’t have rubber birth control. For a while they unsuccessfully used rocks.

  12. Hep C Says:

    I’m not going to say anything, just take a look at the mountains in the back.

    How can a cover go so wrong? How can anything go so wrong? And how can all that wrongness go through some kind of approval?

  13. Frank Says:

    words fail…

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Back then wizards were sworn to celibacy, they only had one outlet…The Tall Stones!
    I’m not sure how they were used but I’m sure some of you can think of some creative uses.

  15. Tom Noir Says:

    Nobody has commented on the old man in the foreground caressing said Tall Stone.


  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Paging Doctor Freud! Paging Doctor Freud!”

  17. rev Says:

    Picnic at Penis Rock. No wonder all those schoolgirls wandered off..

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Everybody now!

    Bonehenge, where the demons dwell
    Where the banshees live and they do live well…

  19. anon Says:

    But I thought stones were the things not depicted on this cover…

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The sequel, THE TALL RUBBER SHEATH, flopped. Some blamed it on a too early release.

    I’ll get my coat.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: a rubber raincoat, no doubt. 😉 LOL!

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