Sep 19

Mutant starfish might seem weird... if I wasn't hanging about with pirate Pinocchio!Click for full image

Lauren F Comments: Avast ye badly-photoshopped starfish, my evil-eyed puppet boy sidekick will now make you walk the plank! Or crawl slowly, arrrr.
Published 2013

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: 8.32 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz – Three Adventures”

  1. Jaouad Says:

    So this is for “grown Nix fans”?
    I’d hate to see whatever it is the publisher considered suitable for children.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    The front cover suggests indifference. The back cover suggests “Shiver me timbers!”

  3. Phil Says:

    1. Sir Hereward
    2. Mister Fitz

    And the third adventure is… ?

  4. The Tag Wizard Says:

    Shout out to OG Good Show Sir commenter ‘Nix’!
    Forever in our hearts and, on this occasion, on our cover. In font form.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Gawd what a ghastly cover. What demographic of book buyer were they attempting to attract? Cosplay ventriloquist dummies? Perhaps Buffy fans will like this …

  6. PulpCovers Says:

    RT @GoodShowSir: New Book Cover: Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz – Three Adventures

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Presumably Garth Nix fans born from two parents wouldn’t like it, so to boost sales they cultivated cells in a petri-dish.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Their methods involve explosives, bookcover-to-eye combat and scarves knit with ‘esoteric needles.’ Nix creates well-defined characters mostly in vain. Hereward appreciates the scars on a woman’s face because he mistakes them for treasure maps. Preferring them to the sullen disposition of a comely lady is simply incoherent so we’ll leave it in, as an example of dried up wit. Grownup readers will look for something a little different.”
    ~~Publishes Weakly

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz — Best book review since “Demonstrates the storytelling expertise of the author” — Liberry Jernal

  10. Kripslod and Mr Binky Says:

    It looks like GBRMPA has more to worry about than just the occasional Acanthaster planci outbreak.

    But the public has nothing to worry about as long Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz are on the case.

    Mister Fitz has just returned from a tour of duty popping children’s balloons at Carnival. Meanwhile, Sir H. has spent his time diligently washing his hair.

    Go Comets!

    [Apologies, Kripslod – Captain AntiSpam erroneously confused your comment with an apparition of Pirate Spam attempting to board the Good Ship Sir. Tag & Mister Wizard, 09/30]

  11. Adam Roberts Says:

    Ix-nay on the Arth-gay-ix-nay cover art.

  12. FeärofMüsic Says:

    Ooooooh! Wait, no, I take that back.

    Starfish Stu:”Hmmm. Me think little puppet man have bluest blue eyes me have ever seen. Like toilet bowl cleaner on clear summer day. And him have such tiny delicate wrists too. Me want him. You give to me. ”

    Capt. ‘Nancypants’ Swisher:” Now you’re just being silly. I mean, Aaaarrr, ye be daft matey. Tis mine he be. Get yoir own Clancy the Catamite Corsair doll. This’un here be mine! Set sail and be gone! Or I’ll give you such a slap! ”

    Starfish Stu:” Gimmee! Wooooaaaarrrrgh! ”

    Capt. ‘ Nancyboy’ Swisher : ” Oh my! I think I wet myself. ”

    Clancy the Catamite Corsair doll.:” Gee, like that doesn’t happen five times a day…”

  13. Pirate Captain Stevie T Says:

    Yarrrr, this cover be most appropriate on this gloroius “Talk Like a Pirate Day”!

    Is it just me, or does Captain I-Don’t-Have-A-Hook-Yet look like a girl? Meanwhile, his/her puppet sidekick looks like he’s just had an epiphany on how ridiculous this all looks. Although I’m not sure which is more ridiculous: the semi-ting!-ed mini-wand (okay, “esoteric needle”), or the sharkified starfish (soon to star in their own SyFy movie soon, I’m sure).

    And why do I have a bad feeling that the blurb saying its for “grown Nix fans” is code for “contains 50-shades-type scenes”?

  14. fred Says:

    The e-book cover, which isn’t Good Show worthy.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The tragic thing is that real, proper sea stars work almost exactly like that. A missed opportunity…

  16. Mr Dalliard Says:

    The artist is Tom Canty.

  17. Ian Says:

    The back cover gave me pause… “will enjoy these brief stories”. So are they smaller than short stories, or are they in fact about “briefs”. Sorry not my kind of story.

  18. Neal Says:

    Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser: Star Fish Apocalypse

  19. Tag Wizard Says:

    A tip of the hat to you, Mr Dalliard. Thanks!

  20. Michael Toland Says:

    No question that this is an awful cover, but I must say, I’m intrigued.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Pinocchio of the Caribbean

  22. CatchMeInTheRye Says:

    I quite like the cover, but I know and love the characters so it makes sense to me. I do so hope Nix writes a full novel involving these two, it’s some of the funniest fantasy I have read in a long time.

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