Sep 20

Look out dearest, here comes a man with better eyebrows than you.Click for full image

Clay Comments:This junior-high rendition of what seems to be a mad scientist and his platinum-haired babe along with their webbed victims has absolutely nothing to do with this book. Bryant is a very literary writer with a New Wave bent.
Published 1974

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: 5.83 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Among the Dead and Other Events Leading to the Apocalypse”

  1. Phil Says:

    Not much to say about this one, it’s just dull. The artist seems to have put a lot of effort into our hero’s left hand. If only he had drawn the wrong number of fingers, it might have turned into something interesting.

  2. Ian Says:

    I agree with Phil. I had to count the fingers on that hand, the pinky looks too long.

  3. Hep C Says:

    It’s Captain Picard!

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    “Wait – aren’t the cryogenics chambers supposed to be plugged in there?”

  5. Yoss Says:

    Same here. My eye immediately strayed to that hand with all the fingers too close to the same length.

    I like that tacked on addition to the title though. “and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse.” You can add it to almost anything.

    The Naked Sun… and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse
    The Second Experiment … and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse
    Cooking with Rachel Ray … and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Yoss: Listening to Phil, Ian, THX and everyone else stare at that hand… and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    She’s standing flat on the floor, he’s on an incline. An odd mismatch for so carefully-coordinated a pair. Maybe he’s skateboarding.
    (Dunno about Picard; he seems more like Locke from ‘Lost’, with a young Bette Davis in a Gabrielle-Drake-in-UFO wig).
    Let’s hope they didn’t use the same artist on ‘Cinnabar’.

  8. Phil Says:

    Picard? No, Stanley Holloway!

  9. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Lovey, is that killer onion still behind us? I can barely see from our last encounter.

  10. Sneaky Burrito Says:

    You *might* be able to interpret the look on his face as detecting a foul odor. Which there would certainly be, among the dead.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Among the Dead and Other Titles Being Both Pretentious and Overlong

  12. Herm Says:

    I’m just happy to see what looks like a middle-aged couple on a cover, instead of variously bulging nineteenies.

    Whatever they’re looking at, he seems more worried by it than she does. *searches for some kind of gender-based joke and fails to think of one*

  13. Book Wench Says:

    Apocalpse Meh

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘…they’re all dead!

    ‘Mm, rawther. Best get on with the apocalypse, then.’

  15. Ray P Says:

    Resembles the supporting cast of around half of the Jimmy Kirk Star Trek stories.

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