Indeed, so taken was I with the books that I wrote my English Literature O Level essay on Deathrap Dungeon (albeit in part because I knew it wouldn't require me to read an entire proper book). I got a C.
For many of us, part of the series' appeal was the covers. At least initially; the later Fighting Fantasy artwork lacked the gorgeous, painted, detail of the early ones - which we are right celebrating today.
Or you can just skip ahead to the crap ones.
Also: good on that leather-clad couple for keeping their car clean in a radioactive desert. Take it from me, that's no easy job. After a couple of months of winter, my Vauxhall Zafira looks like it's been living as a Victorian street urchin.
Nevertheless, while I'm not a fan of the blobby framing effect, the reaper is compelling, even if he is wearing the sort of dress normally sported by flouncy young women walking through wheatfields in adverts.