Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Paperback 73: H.M.S. Ulysses / Alistair MacLean (Perma Books M-4067)

Paperback 73: Perma Books M-4067 (1st ptg, 1956)

Title: H.M.S. Ulysses
Author: Alistair MacLean
Cover artist: Robert Schulz

Best things about this cover:

  • Ulysses decides he is tired of taking shit from the Harpies
  • Awesomely unattributed blurb! - "Certainly the best novel of World War II at sea ... said this guy I heard mumbling to himself in the bookstore once."
  • Robert Schulz is a great, great cover artist - one of the five best that ever lived, IMOO. His stuff is always very dramatic and naturalistic. We'll see a lot more from him.



Southamptoner said...

That really is a striking, kinetic cover..

Michael5000 said...

The Wiki says that HMS Ulysses "is now considered a classic of naval fiction." The mumbling guy in the bookstore must have been a real tastemaker.