Aug 10

Why do I have teeth in my cheeks? Just evolutions way of making me look.. AWESOME!Click for full image

Joseph Comments: My first reaction – Gesundheit!
Published 1991

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: 5.94 out of 10)

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29 Responses to “Tarra Khash – Hrossak!”

  1. Phil Says:

    OshKosh B’Gosh!

    Or even P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang!

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “Oh, I never have problems opening beer bottles. A bit of trouble drinking out of them, mind you.”

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    When will this novel be released in English?

  4. Joachim Says:

    Umm, I think this monster-guy is freaky and sort of cool….

    Except for his sort of emaciated old man chest.

  5. drlemaster Says:

    I figured the title must be an anagram for something. The best I could find was:

    A shark? Oh, shark tsar!

  6. fred Says:

    The single least impressive crown in the history of least impressive crowns. And it looks like it has got that Scaramanga multiple nipple thing as well.

  7. L.B. Says:

    Is this Klingon fiction translated into English?

  8. Sneaky Burrito Says:

    Is that creature blending into/encased into the goo on the wall? Maybe the goo is causing the creature to disintegrate (not sure what’s going on below the waist, maybe I don’t want to know…).

  9. Kwyjor Says:

    Clearly, the book is *titled* Brian Lumley and *authored* by a Ms. Khash-Hrossak.

  10. Adam Roberts Says:

    @5 drlemaster If ever I became a Russian gangster (unlikely, I concede) then I would want to be known as ‘The Shark Czar’.

  11. Adam Roberts Says:

    Also: I move you introduce a ‘Hrossak!’ tag. It’s sorely missing.

  12. Rachel J Says:

    Anyone actually *succeeded* in saying the title out loud yet?

    According to my investigations, Mr Tarra Khash– Hrossak! is the main character. Poor chap.

  13. AA Says:

    It’s like coughing up a hairball.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Can you imagine people messing with the author at book signings and conventions?

    “Mr. Lumley, what was the new title of your new book?”

    “Tarra Khash – Hrossak!”

    “Say what?”

    “Tarra Khash – Hrossak!”

    “I’m sorry, I didn’t catch all of…”

    “Tarra Khash – Hrossak!! *COUGH* Why do you keep asking *COUGH* about that title??”

    “Oh, just to see how long your voice will last…” [ducks blow]

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Is the monster wearing a princess crown?

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s just dawned on me that the colon makes it seem like a US TV series. Name, colon, job-description, as in ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ or ‘Walker: Texas Ranger’. But then there’s an exclamation-mark, like a 60s musical. So the point seems to be that Tarra Khash is the very last person you would expect to become a Hrossak and that this is a surprise to the expected readership. Is this the case? Google didn’t enlighten me much. Cthulhu the rom-com, apparently.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    OK, this one has been bugging me for a while.


    See? It’s all pretty much the same.

  18. FeàröfMusic Says:

    I actually like this cover, though I wouldn’t want to be stuck in a corner at a party trying to carry on a conversation with the king there. I have a feeling a goodly amount of saliva slinging is involved.

    And I might add, I love the title. I’ve been trying to curb my use of profanity,(honestly, not a joke) and saying that aloud is a great substitute. Really, give it a try. Then watch everyone around you try to figure out what country you come from.

  19. Tom Noir Says:

    I like how he’s wearing one of those little three-legged tables that comes in the pizza delivery box.

  20. anon Says:

    It takes brass balls to name a book after two sneezes.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  22. Tom Noir Says:

    Dammit, now the site is rebooting!!

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ..\/. ^_^ .\/..

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Tarra Khash: Hrossak!

    Ndamukong Suh: Washup!

    (one for our Smerican readers, there.)

  25. anon Says:

    “S.O.A. Kar Krash Thrash” by Burli Manley
    Win Four Top Hard Metal Vole Mallets

  26. anon Says:

    Come to think of it, “Hard Metal Top” might work better.

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:


  28. Emster Says:

    /\ What he said…um, looks like you got some on you… tissue?

  29. JJYoyo Says:

    @ Tat Wood: that synopsis makes the book sound absolutely horrible (whether true or not – haven’t read it because I was too busy hacking up furballs trying to order it over the phone). Avenging a dead woman ( yeah, no plot can move forward until a woman dies – it’s one of those ) from the “half-mystical” city of : I think the blurb writer meant “ half – mythical” but that doesn’t really improve it – presumably if there are actual people from there it is zero-mythical. And if it is “half- mystical” wtf does that mean? Half the population own crystal shops and the other half are accountants?
    Sorry to rant but the synopsis pissed me off for making the book appear lazily knuckle-dragging, and applying some of HPL’s verbal tics without understanding why they work in HPL stories.
    Now the cover itself rocks – that should have been the design for the Tholians in Star Trek!

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