[LMB] OT: bad covers and much more

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 03:23:38 BST 2021


I remember when Naked Came the Stranger came out.  For a while I was seeing
ads for it all over the place.  I'd not have minded reading it, but at the
time I was considered "too young."

On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 8:47 PM Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If that booked referred to the main characters super powered, ah, member
> capabilities that might have been the book. It was a paperback book. There
> is a scene where he impressed the maid.
>
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 7:37 PM Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:
>
> > 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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> > Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
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> > Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: bad covers and much more
> >
> > 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?
> > > ________________________________
> > > From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf
> of
> > > Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:30 PM
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> > > Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: bad covers and much more
> > >
> > > 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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