Nov 07

Say the right words and this is what happens on every seaside donkey ride...Click for full image

Joseph Comments: Beautiful woman rides an enchanted jackass. Incidentally, this is how I view most of my female friends and their respective relationship partners.
Published 1982

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: 8.72 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “The Ozark Trilogy”

  1. Phil Says:

    Nice ass.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:

    Shreka. The female Shrek. Rather better looking than her male counterpart.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    You wouldn’t want to be standing under that if it flew over.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It looks like her spurs were two foot long, and she broke one of them off.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    So, is flying burro the only way to get through the castle’s front door?

  6. Bob Says:

    Aren’t they cute!

  7. Adam Roberts Says:

    @THX1138: not at all! The turds of a magic donkey don’t fall to the ground, they float around the sky. Look carefully at the image and you might be able to see them.

  8. fred Says:

    Spurs + riding crop + no saddle + long cape + long skirt + high altitude = SPLAT

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    At last! A fantasy trilogy set deep in hillbilly country!

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If the donkey is some kind of political-party metaphor, its meaning eludes me somehow.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Imagine a whole century of flying-donkey Western movies…

  12. Jaouad Says:

    Is it their speed which causes that radiation or are they just happy to be up there together?

  13. Tom Noir Says:

    It appears that the land that Castle Phallus was built on has suffered from some serious erosion recently. Hope they got some rope ladders stocked away in them there towers.

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Two mules for Sister Sarah? Forget that, one flying mule is enough!

  15. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Whats the difference between a published book and a vanity project? The former sounds entertaining to people not living inside the author’s head.

  16. Herm Says:

    Hey, guys, note the tail. ‘Tis a mule, as Anti-Sceptic pointed out before me.

    Which suddenly makes it all make sense… what, you mean it doesn’t? Oh.

  17. Stephen Daugherty Says:

    I know when I’m trying to make something look like it’s flying, i compose it dead center and then put a glow around it.

  18. JuanPaul Says:

    It’s is one of my personal favorite bad covers. So sad.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Jerk: you’ll notice that the University of Arkansas is so embarrassed that they’ve taken the Web page down.

  20. Should auld Tom Noir be forgot Says:

    I find the word ‘trilogy’ here confusing since this is clearly one book. Or perhaps it is the title of a single book which is in fact ABOUT a trilogy of books.

    I know that sounds thrilling to me!

  21. anon Says:

    @TN: The trilogy isn’t “Suzette”, “Haden” and “Elgin”, is it?

  22. JuanPaul Says:

    I feel like all the sadness in the world is on this cover.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @JuanPaul—I agree. Even her name has a mournful tone to it, like she once had an Elgin (which I think was something like a Unicorns!) but lost it and has to ride this burro for all eternity. Sigh.

    There’s only one way to cheer ourselves up—a Village People concert and a pool party!

  24. RachelJ Says:

    1.) Find fellow nerds.
    2.) Bet them they can’t guess which SF&F series you have in mind.
    3.) “Hint: it’s set in space and prominently features a mule…”
    4.) Profit.

    (Note: this book takes place on Planet Ozark, so yes, it’s in space.)

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