I see dead people!

I don't know which makes me laugh harder, the title or the picture. Let's start with the picture. Doesn't this look like your junior high school spring dance? The girls are all huddled together, and a poor guy is trapped in the corner, unable to get past them without them noticing, and being forced to listen to them talk about how cute this boy is, and how sexy that one is, knowing he'll never make the list. He's so far below their notice that they don't even see him there. Of course, for their part, they are enviously eyeing the girls who have dates and dance partners, and sadly contemplate dancing with each other just to be out there where the action is.

The title is hilarious! I need to see if my library has this book! I guess the guy is supposed to be a ghost, but he just looks like a creepy stalker. Just think, next time you think you're alone, you could really have some nicely coiffed ghost "attached" to you. Think it's safe to pick your nose or scratch an itch (one that would not be socially acceptable to scratch)? Only if you don't care if the dead are watching!!! And maybe touching you. Like a stalker, but worse! No restraining order can save you!! Out, demon! The power of Christ compels you!!


Anonymous said...

What to do? Just have a nice bowl of corn flakes -- with ectoplasm!


-- Feral Boy

Ms Avery said...

All these people look so vague and depressed, I'm really not sure which of them is meant to be dead. All of them?

Alissa Grosso said...

I have to side with Ms. Avery, here, these people all look a bit ghostly. Perhaps these are the ghosts that have attached themselves to the author over the years. Maybe the what to do about it part explains how to round up your ghosts and stick them in a corner somewhere.

Sexy Sadie said...

How could anyone not notice if they're dead?

quarksparrow said...

What if I'm dead, and don't know it? Should I attach myself to Gary Leon Hill, just to be safe?

BikerPuppy said...

Good point, Jo. However, I think I'll attach myself to Ewan McGregor instead.

Nicole "Gidget" Kalstein said...

Ha ha ha! I think the picture is funnier. So true, about the Jr. High Dance.

"Oh my gosh, he's coming this way. Don't look! Act normal. Oh, never mind."

Unknown said...

I agree with Ms Avery. If you forced me to guess, I'd say one or both of the girls in the front, especially since Mr. Coif has a very real shadow. Because, you know, I'm all about paranormal research and knowing things like 'ghosts don't cast shadows'.

Rainby said...

OH MY GOD my library HAS this book! *squeal of glee*

Duncan Long said...

I have grown to enjoy your blog, mostly because each installment I am so thankful that you haven't included one of my covers in your reviews :o)

Keep up the good work in skewering us poor illustrators. It stings, but helps keep us from being quite so pompous.

--Duncan Long
Book cover illustrator for HarperCollins, PS Publishing, Pocket Books, Solomon Press, American Media, Fort Ross, Asimov's Science Fiction, and many other publishers. See my illustrations at: http://DuncanLong.com/art.html