[LMB] OT: bad covers and much more

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Sat Jun 19 01:23:38 BST 2021


I remember a real stinker of a book called Naked Came the Stranger. I later learned it was supposed to be a parody, and funny.
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To Walter yep I was. To Pat I can't quite remember the title, but I think
it was Stranger from Venus  or something like that. It was either 1971 or
1972 when I got the book. Egads! That was fifty years ago, I just realized.

On Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 7:16 AM Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:

> Title, please?
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> When I was a youngster I picked up a book about a space alian stranded on
> earth who had a . . . Interesting schlong which he kept useing several
> times a chapter. Apparently whoever ordered the book for Walden Books
> hadn't bothered to double check what  it actually  was about. I think I
> read the first chapter and part of the second chapter before I put it away
> forever. I was pretty mortified at the time.
>
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2021, 10:17 PM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > From: Robert Woodward <Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net>
> >
> > IMHO, bad covers are covers that misrepresent the contents of the books.
> > While those covers are mostly ugly, are they bad?
> >
> > Gwynne: Good point. You know what you're getting.
> > As for his assessment of himself and others... I still can't believe it's
> > genuine. I
> > mean nobody could...  but apparently, yes, he can. It's a classic,
> really.
> >
> > But, to be honest, there's a massive genre out there known as 'men who've
> > lost
> > their shirts'. Some are blue or purple (aliens), some are tattooed
> > (werewolves,
> > bears or bikers). So he's not the only one - he's just perhaps a bit more
> > startling
> > and old-fashioned. Maybe he has a happy fandom who love his stuff?
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