What's black and white and re(a)d all over?
― Hare in the Gated Snare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 July 2016 20:06 (four years ago) link
Sigmund judges us all and finds us wanting
― 🐸a hairy howling toad torments a man whose wife is deathly ill (James Morrison), Saturday, 9 July 2016 23:20 (four years ago) link
http://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9780393096514-us.jpgThe great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my decades of posting here is 'What does ILB want?'
― Polyphemos Def (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 July 2016 23:33 (four years ago) link
Not sure about that Code of the Woosters cover, I seem to remember Jeeves making his feeling about moustaches pretty clear.
― Polyphemos Def (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:44 (four years ago) link
Used to see this cover of Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang everywhere. Still have yet to read myself.
― Autotune the Sky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:07 (four years ago) link
That cover for The Sound and the Fury has a similar Red Sky theme to those for Gravity's Rainbow. Probably could do a whole thread about that in itself. Also, surprised no one posted anything for Dhalgren yet.
Reposting the very slightly changed Jonathan Rosenbaum Walker Percy link: http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/1980/07/dr-percy-to-the-rescue-on-walker-percys-the-second-coming/.
― Autotune the Sky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:31 (four years ago) link
There are dozens of different covers for Heinlein's 'Space Cadet' and 'Starship Troopers', but these are the ones I remember:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SpaceCadet_790.JPGhttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/bb/a8/40/bba840c9b22938f7b30957b4c032b383.jpg
― here we are now entertain us (snoball), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:38 (four years ago) link
This was the cover of Starship Troopers I had. Very effectively menacing.https://www.worldswithoutend.com/alt_covers/starship_troopers7.jpg
― Autotune the Sky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:52 (four years ago) link
All the Len Deighton covers that used this font:http://www.bookgasm.com/wp-content/images//BDBALT.jpg
― here we are now entertain us (snoball), Sunday, 25 September 2016 19:21 (four years ago) link
Think maybe some recent Len Deighton covers pay tribute to that look.
Came to post all the Saul Bellow covers that looked like these: https://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9780380009619-us-300.jpghttp://thesmartestbookclubever.com/perch/resources/book_covers/henderson-the-rain-king-w800.jpg
― Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 October 2016 01:09 (four years ago) link
this was the version of Lord of the Flies we had in my school library, the cover to the first edition by Anthony Gross:
― soref, Thursday, 6 October 2016 01:22 (four years ago) link
And the Avon cover of Herzog, recently discussed on the current rolling threadhttps://pictures.abebooks.com/100POCKETS/md/md15248976356.jpg
― Guidonian Handsworth Revolution (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 June 2017 03:10 (three years ago) link
Not a Delillo fan, so I like how inappropriately cheesey this one is:
― Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 9 June 2017 14:20 (three years ago) link
there have been a zillion covers of gravity's rainbow but this one, which freaked me out a little when i first looked at it in a waldenbooks sometime in the late 90s, remains the "real" one for me:
I take my stand on this
― alimosina, Friday, 9 June 2017 17:09 (three years ago) link
i used to have a copy of that one! i loaned it to someone who never returned it >:[
― j., Saturday, 10 June 2017 03:33 (three years ago) link
The original cover of Mystery Trainhttps://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--0SFBtWYu--/f_auto,t_large/v1548875166/ddmahcmmmt9ns6yex3j4.jpgLater covers emphasized Elvis - seems there was at least one edition with a Warhol Double Elvis- and now there is just a black on white image of a guitar headstock.
― The Fearless Thread Killers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 2 September 2019 18:42 (one year ago) link