Friday, April 4, 2008

Paperback 79: Stranger in Town / Howard Hunt

Paperback 79: Signet 729 (2nd ptg, 1949)

Title: Stranger in Town
Author: Howard Hunt
Cover artist: not credited (looks like "T.V." - an actual cover artist's name)


Best things about this cover:
  • This picture should be titled: "Yep, I'm Gay." That, or "Get Your Giant Hand Off My Shoulder and Tie My Tie Already!"
  • I think that I think this guy is gay because he looks just like the first guy Cher (Alicia Silverstone) has a crush on in "Clueless" - who turns out to be gay.
  • If the name Howard Hunt sounds familiar, it should: he was one of Nixon's "plumbers," and (along with G. Gordon Liddy) organized the first Watergate burglary. In his earlier, pre-criminal life, he wrote popular fiction.

Best things about this back cover:

  • Apparently, Howard Hunt also played the dad on "Frasier." Versatile!



Michael5000 said...

He may or may not be gay, but he definitely doesn't look like a man shaped by his passion for sculpture and by scarring wartime experiences. But then maybe his way of coping is to impersonate Tintin. Chicks dig that look.

Zach M said...

I'm also a little disturbed that the woman's face doesn't match the rest of her skin color. She looks like she's halfway through the makeup necessary to become the Joker.

Anonymous said...

He might not be gay (not that there's anything wrong with that); he might just be afraid of being stabbed by those pointy boobs.