Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Getting Lukcy

I totally got Lucky this past weekend, and I just have to tell you all about it. 

Is that not the worst cover ever?  The guy on the cover is supposed to be a SEAL.  You know, like this:

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Okay, maybe it's not the worst cover EVER, but still...it's pretty damned bad.  I've read all the Tall Dark and Dangerous books, most of them twice.  I have them on my Kindle, a few paperbacks in re-released versions, but I always check the  "B" section of the Book Rack, just because I want an original copy of Get Lucky

When I heard Suzanne Brockmann speak a couple of years ago, she mentioned this cover, and described how mortified she was when this book was released.  The hero, Luke (aka Lucky) is supposed to be the best looking guy on his team of SEALs. And the guy on that cover? Euuww. 

It's so bad that for a while, she sent out "repair kits" with smiley face stickers to people.  There is a collectors version of this book on Amazon for $38. 

And this past weekend, I found it at my used book store for $1.25.  How awesome is that?  I'm NOT selling him on Amazon or Ebay, though.  You'll have to get your own copy. 


  1. Wow, that's a pretty bad cover. I wonder who's bright idea it was to make the hero look all bloated like that. :shudder: Poor Suzanne.

  2. Whoa. That cover gives ugly a whole new meaning.

    Suddenly I'm terrified of what Tor is going to come up with for me. *bites nails*

  3. Wow, he looks like Wormtail from the Harry Potter movies. EWWWW!

  4. OMG but that is funny! Too bad they didn't use that shirtless Navy Seal in the second poster to model for the cover... yummy!