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More terrible book covers
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:52:56 PM »
Last thread here.

Allow me to start you off with this slice of horribleness:



Yikes as they tend to say these days. 

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 10:46:03 PM »
Well, I guess it doesn't spoil the ending.

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 08:17:05 AM »
Last thread here.

Allow me to start you off with this slice of horribleness:



Yikes as they tend to say these days. 


Ah yes, I fondly remember the version of that story that featured Rhys Thomas and Michael Cera as Winston and Julia.


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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 10:31:37 PM »
I'm not sure the nineties "collage" editions of the Hitchhiker's series have aged all that well. It's funny how you never see these versions anywhere now, though. They must've been in every bookshop in the land at one point.

It was a novel idea I suppose, but kind of useless. It's not like you could display them on a shelf like that, really.


Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 11:31:44 PM »
I got this from the station library today and am very tempted to give it its own thread...







and a small excerpt from this gripping fast paced read....


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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 11:39:17 PM »


Those were the ones I had, except for Hitch Hiker's, which was the first edition cover.  Didn't quite work with the other three, that.

I also inherited my sister's first edition of So Long..., with the plesiosaur.



Enough about Mandy and her stabling business in the West country, fuck's sake!  It's like Bill going on about the fucking Hanzo sword!

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 11:43:02 PM »
I got this from the station library today and am very tempted to give it its own thread...




Jesus, is that an actual book or a self-published effort? It has "vanity printing" written all over it, particularly the unattributed quote on the cover (which makes it look like the author is reviewing his own work) and the fact there doesn't seem to be a publisher's name anywhere on it.

Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 12:04:08 AM »
I kind find any mention of a publisher anywhere, so I think it probably is self-published. I'm reading it now. It might possibly be the worst book I've ever read.

Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2017, 01:00:17 AM »

Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 01:06:56 AM »
Last thread here.

Allow me to start you off with this slice of horribleness:



Yikes as they tend to say these days.

I was awarded this version in assembly at school, for perfect attendance. What a sucker I was.

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 12:25:05 PM »


Self-edited as well as self-published, apparently.

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 06:13:18 PM »

That was the tie-in edition for the little-seen film version starring Bill Pullman, Annette Benning and Ben Kingsley.

Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2017, 07:32:12 PM »
That was the tie-in edition for the little-seen film version starring Bill Pullman, Annette Benning and Ben Kingsley.

Common mistake. It was actually George Michael's only film role.

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2017, 07:36:24 PM »
That was the tie-in edition for the little-seen film version starring Bill Pullman, Annette Benning and Ben Kingsley.

Nah, Rhys Ifans, Joni (from Happy Days) and Stuart Hall with a 'tache.

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2017, 08:16:12 PM »
I'm not sure the nineties "collage" editions of the Hitchhiker's series have aged all that well. It's funny how you never see these versions anywhere now, though. They must've been in every bookshop in the land at one point.

I quite like them, but mainly because they managed to sneak a pictire of Adams on there. I've currently got a box set with reprints of all of the original covers on, most of which which I used to own anyway, but suspect they were among the things I sold when I moved to London.

The paperback version of 'Mail Men', which I read recently, has a pretty terrible cover. I can kind of see what they're going for, but it's just so badly done and looks cluttered as hell:



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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2017, 10:57:46 PM »

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2018, 07:26:46 PM »

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2018, 07:32:46 PM »
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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 01:59:03 AM »


Mad as fuck sounding self published true story from a victim of a Lord Of The Rings fan group con artist who "ended up creating a phony charity and fleecing half the cast of the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy." https://www.amazon.com/When-Fan-Hits-Shit-Charity/dp/0965313646/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_pdt_img_top?ie=UTF8

There's a whole bit of back story here https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TroubledProduction/Other
under conventions - look for Tentmoot / Bit of Earth

Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2018, 06:49:42 PM »


Mad as fuck sounding self published true story from a victim of a Lord Of The Rings fan group con artist who "ended up creating a phony charity and fleecing half the cast of the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy." https://www.amazon.com/When-Fan-Hits-Shit-Charity/dp/0965313646/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_pdt_img_top?ie=UTF8

There's a whole bit of back story here https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TroubledProduction/Other
under conventions - look for Tentmoot / Bit of Earth

Good title though

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2018, 11:14:40 PM »

Glebe

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Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2018, 05:59:47 AM »
Good title though

Peter Cook used that one when he heard about Sid Vicious getting whacked by a fan, apparently.

Re: More terrible book covers
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 11:25:05 PM »
How is this possible from a major publisher like Modern Library, for one of the classics of early-nineteenth-century Russian literature?