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Sigmund judges us all and finds us wanting
The 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.

Perhaps you're right:

Polyphemos Def (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:44 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

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:

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:

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.

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:

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:

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

eight months pass...

And the Avon cover of Herzog, recently discussed on the current rolling thread

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

two years pass...

The original cover of Mystery Train,t_large/v1548875166/ddmahcmmmt9ns6yex3j4.jpg

Later 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

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