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0494 Een zachtrode landing

November 24, 2013
0494 Free Fall in Crimson 626
  • Title: Een zachtrode landing
  • English Title: A Soft Red Landing
  • Canon: Free Fall in Crimson
  • Language: Dutch
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1983
  • Publisher: Bruna
  • ISBN-10: 9022953394
  • ISBN-13: 9789022953396
  • Cover Artist: unknown

What is going on here? We have the obligatory beautiful woman, or at least her face. So who is she? And what is covering her face? My first thought was a veil but not only does that have nothing to do with the plot (like that even matters), it doesn’t really look like a veil. Since the whole cover is a montage, maybe it’s part of some other element, so let’s go through them. Well, we clearly have a man at the top wearing sunglasses and a digital wristwatch. Dear God, let that not be Travis McGee because he’s wearing a spaghetti strap wifebeater and I just don’t think I could bear that. Let’s just pretend it’s Dirty Bob, which might actually be correct. Is he riding a motorcycle? Possible, but I’ve never seen a motorcycle with a mullioned windscreen. Then there’s another pair of glasses just beneath him. Whose are they, and why are they there? Just below them is another face, or at least a pair of eyes. Who? Why? Then there’s the bloody hand just below the first woman’s chin.

Sorry, none of this helps with the veil. Or whatever it is.


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