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Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #195 on: January 29, 2013, 06:52:19 PM »
Highwayman & Landover, magic kingdom. A man in a zorro mask, and a dog wearing glasses. Def the weirdest/worst covers In my collection.

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« Reply #196 on: January 29, 2013, 07:00:04 PM »
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #197 on: January 29, 2013, 07:02:52 PM »
Does the Terry Brooks feature a dog wearing glasses?
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« Reply #198 on: January 29, 2013, 07:04:51 PM »
Does the Terry Brooks feature a dog wearing glasses?

Yup - I actually quite liked that book. The sequels were fluff though.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #199 on: January 29, 2013, 07:12:46 PM »
Does the Terry Brooks feature a dog wearing glasses?

Yup - I actually quite liked that book. The sequels were fluff though.

Was that a deliberate pun?
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« Reply #200 on: January 29, 2013, 07:13:55 PM »
Does the Terry Brooks feature a dog wearing glasses?

Yup - I actually quite liked that book. The sequels were fluff though.

Was that a deliberate pun?

Mmmmmmmmaybe.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #201 on: January 29, 2013, 08:16:05 PM »

 What is wrong with the cover for "the highwayman"?
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« Reply #202 on: January 29, 2013, 08:26:13 PM »

 What is wrong with the cover for "the highwayman"?

Besides the fact his feet make him look like he's about to fall over and the awkward way he's holding his sword?  Not much that I can see.     Though I'd have picked a different color for "A Novel Of Corona",  it blends in with the background and is almost unreadable.    Also probably make the "Includes an all-new Drizzt short story" a bit bigger.

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« Reply #203 on: January 29, 2013, 08:30:00 PM »
When I bought it (charity store random find) I assumed it was printed mid 80s, cheesy face-mask. Holding the sword out in front for no apparent reason, and the really mute dull colouring of the cover in general.
When I found it was 2004, I couldn't believe it.
I just don't like it much, seems cheesy and not very attractive to me. - what caught my eye was the author not the art. I'd certainly not have picked it up otherwise.

Could just be me though. :
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« Reply #204 on: January 29, 2013, 08:33:41 PM »
When I bought it (charity store random find) I assumed it was printed mid 80s, cheesy face-mask. Holding the sword out in front for no apparent reason, and the really mute dull colouring of the cover in general.
When I found it was 2004, I couldn't believe it.
I just don't like it much, seems cheesy and not very attractive to me. - what caught my eye was the author not the art. I'd certainly not have picked it up otherwise.

Could just be me though. :

Wait, the mask is cheesy?  I don't see it.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #205 on: January 29, 2013, 08:46:05 PM »
Besides the fact his feet make him look like he's about to fall over and the awkward way he's holding his sword?  Not much that I can see
Holding the sword out in front for no apparent reason
I think it looks like he is trying to stay away from the bloody end of it. Perhaps he is afraid of soiling that amazing mask and/or outfit. And to his grave misfortune, his sword arm also seems to be missing the sleeve. Added exposure. Greater likely hood of having a stray drip strike his flesh. *gasp*

Or perhaps he is waiting for a stray bird (or random person) to fall from the sky and skewer itself to be added to the corpses behind him? Hard to tell. Perhaps I should read the book to find out :)

(Actually, I dont think its all that bad. Just fun to try to piece together exactly what is going on) :)
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #206 on: January 29, 2013, 09:24:19 PM »
The Highwayman cover is terrible. Imagine picking it up and having to read something by bloody RA Salvatore when you were expecting...

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« Reply #207 on: January 29, 2013, 09:30:55 PM »
Its just one of the 'worst' in my collection., I don't like the mask personally, if it was just across the eyes zoro style, then maybe it wouldn't be so bad? My cover is really mute & washed out, the picture I posted is much brighter and far more clarity in it than mine, which doesn't make it so bad. On my copy you can't see the bodies. They just look like grassy bumps by the side of the road/central figure. The tree's are all blurred and the cover is mostly a weird shade of pea-green & yellow-brown. Perhaps my copy just has a sucky cover??

I dunno.

The landover cover is fantastic, a dog with glasses, a guy who looks about 300, and a random man kneeling with what looks like a very large necklace (probably costume jewellery) in a 'never gonna let go' two-handed grip of doom. Oh, and the dog appears to be making notes.
I'm assuming those are tents behind them? :

I've not read either book yet, so just going on the covers. I have a few old Goodkinds, the covers on those are pretty awful too, but they're too high on the shelf for me to reach - my manthing has to get them down for me if/when I want anything from that shelf.


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« Reply #208 on: January 29, 2013, 09:34:25 PM »
The landover cover is fantastic, a dog with glasses, a guy who looks about 300, and a random man kneeling with what looks like a very large necklace (probably costume jewellery) in a 'never gonna let go' two-handed grip of doom. Oh, and the dog appears to be making notes.
I'm assuming those are tents behind them? :

You're actually spot on - tha's exactly what's happening.

I still stand by the fact that it's a good read.  :D
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #209 on: January 29, 2013, 09:37:30 PM »
The Highwayman cover is terrible. Imagine picking it up and having to read something by bloody RA Salvatore when you were expecting...



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