Title: The Fiery Furnace
Author: Lawrence Williams
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $15
Best things about this cover:
Alan Cumming *is* … The Fiery Furnace!
Anyone know what his "strange compulsion" is. I want it to be Barbie™collecting.
Though that is a pretty decent Floating Head, I'm gonna say this cover could use more her, less him.
Best things about this back cover:
- Oh my god how much do I love the photo of Smirky McAscot? (a lot)
- Do they not have obsessions in Europe? What kind of logic is that?
- Had to look up "Sicilian knife" to see how it differed from, say, a bread knife. Seems there is a traditional Italian art of knife-fighting called "Paranza Corta," but, acc. to Wikipedia, "It is still taught by individual masters but is not organized in a format suitable for divulgation to the masses." Yes, I've always found divulgation very tricky business indeed.
Carla was watching him, her chin set lightly in her hand, listening proudly to her businesslike lover in his professional capacity.
I guess that's better than listening to your professional lover in his businesslike capacity. Close call.
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