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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:34 pm

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All I can offer is this:

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I happen to have an original copy available, though I don't have a scanner. The book explains how the author has researched the bible and used numerological studies to find that the end times will occur between 1896 and 1908. I'm not sure why, but I find the book hilarious. Especially with the proper cover that also promises over fifty illustrations!

EDIT: I'll just have to scan this sucker.

So this guy was a proto-Harold Camping, then?

Sort of, sort of... I really, really ought to get a scanner. However [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is your friend! Just browsing through that thing is full of amazing fun. Also I find that this book is great for debating people predicting the end of the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:09 pm

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Found this on Ebay and ganked it. I wanted to buy the book, but the seller wanted $40 for it.

I was not aware that becoming a lesbian required you start out as an apprentice and work your way up. How long does it take to become a journeywoman?
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:16 pm

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Found this on Ebay and ganked it. I wanted to buy the book, but the seller wanted $40 for it.

I was not aware that becoming a lesbian required you start out as an apprentice and work your way up. How long does it take to become a journeywoman?

It's like becoming a tattoo artist. You have to sit and watch a lot before they let you try.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:45 pm

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^I'm not that surprised. Authors very often have absolutely no say in what the cover looks like. I'm sure there are thousands of excellent books that went unread, all because the publishing companies gave them shit-covers.
I didn't read Ethan of Athos for years because the original cover art looked [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Of course when I did finally read it, I discovered it was actually a "hapless obstetrician is sent away from his homeworld to find viable ovarian cultures and gets in deep doo-doo" story, and actually pretty good.

Many of McMaster-Bujold's books have really bad covers, though usually not so bad as Ethan of Athos (which is the only book from the series I haven't gotten to read yet!) The books themselves range from 'pretty good' to 'OMGWOO.' Another godawful cover of hers:

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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:40 am

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Many of McMaster-Bujold's books have really bad covers, though usually not so bad as Ethan of Athos (which is the only book from the series I haven't gotten to read yet!) The books themselves range from 'pretty good' to 'OMGWOO.' Another godawful cover of hers:

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Wow that sucks. But at least it's an attempt to relate one of the stories in there even though it came out looking like a giant ape-woman throwing some dudes around while another dude pets an angry dwarf.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:07 am

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Found this on Ebay and ganked it. I wanted to buy the book, but the seller wanted $40 for it.

Try [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] there you can get that book for half the price. That's how I find weird and unusual books, of which I have quite a few by now. Including one called "Red China's Fighting Hordes" Smile

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I was not aware that becoming a lesbian required you start out as an apprentice and work your way up. How long does it take to become a journeywoman?

I thought being a lesbian meant starting on top and working your way down, shows what I know.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:23 pm

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Is that supposed to be someone's ass? Or an unreasonable facsimile thereof?

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A rejected early makeup design for Cats.

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Is that troll doll trying to decapitate the horse?

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If Tim Burton had seen this before he made Alice in Wonderland, he probably would have copied this down to the last bootlace.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:12 pm

Unfortunately, a LOT of science fiction and fantasy books from the 60s and 70s had really crappy covers. That's pretty much all I read as a teenager, and I distinctly remember the cover for 'Tiger, Tiger,' which actually turned out to be a decent book. Sci-fi and fantasy were still considered pretty much the bastard children of actual 'literature' back then. The boxed set of the LOTR Trilogy my brother Christ bought me for my 13th birthday had Tolkein's original artwork on it, as did 'The Hobbit.' Later editions, after everyone realized what a genius the man was, had covers done by the Hildebrandt Brothers.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:22 pm

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I would like to ask one very simple question...how the hell do you confiscate a conception?!?

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Uh...is this guy jerking off? Or checking out his nuts for some ungodly reason?
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:49 am

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I don't know.

I don't wanna know.

I'm out.

Ha.
Ha.
Haha.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Holy shit. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:34 am

It's real. That book is actually real. It's on Amazon. I... I... I am buying a copy! Lord have mercy!
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:28 am

In the Unfortunate Implications category:

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Maybe I've been here too long, but I saw this on PaperBackSwap and immediately went Pedophile!Jesus.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:40 pm

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In the Unfortunate Implications category:

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Maybe I've been here too long, but I saw this on PaperBackSwap and immediately went Pedophile!Jesus.

Really unfortunate phrasing there.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Wed May 02, 2012 8:12 pm

This cover looks more appropriate for Cujo than The Call of the Wild:

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PostSubject: Re: Ridiculous book covers   Wed May 02, 2012 9:00 pm

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This cover looks more appropriate for Cujo than The Call of the Wild:

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Well, you know how it goes. You're stuck in the Great White North, nothing but you and your trusty sled dogs and your gun. Then the weather gets colder, and it's harder to hunt and find enough caribou meat to feed both you and the dogs, and pretty soon you have to start skimping on the meat you give the dogs, even though that means they're too weak to haul the sled to the supply depot, and well...one thing leads to another...
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