The Destruction Of The Temple by Barry N. Malzberg
1975 – New English Library
Cover artist uncredited
An occasional series of book covers whose outlandish design evokes bafflement and confusion in equal measure.
What the hell did Malzberg do in the seventies to warrant a full scale art department revolt? Having featured another of his titles in the last slot (here), it is with regret that I have to include another of his covers for a second time running.
So here we have a giant man with a movie camera instead of the usual human head hovering on a cloud. He appears to be wearing long johns and a cricket jumper as he films the kennedy motorcade which is driving across a vast expanse of laminate flooring. Is it just me who finds these covers a just a tad strange?