Author: Martha Gellhorn
Cover aritst: That guy who did all the Popular Library covers (i.e. I don't know)
Yours for: NOT FOR SALE
Best things about this cover:
- Note the censored (excised with scissors!) tagline - it should read: "Her Color Was No Barrier - To Men." I guess we're supposed to believe that that thing in red trunks is a man and not an oddly anthropomorphic lizard.
- "Are you done with your one-armed water chin-ups yet? My neck is getting tired."
- Martha Gellhorn was married to Ernest Hemingway. She was a writer and journalist of some note. I have no idea how she came to be responsible for whatever this book is.
Best things about this back cover:
- OK, this is officially the gayest not-explicitly-gay paperback I have blogged about to date. It wants you to think it's all about her, but the pictures say otherwise. It's beefcake central up in here. All the boy/girl interaction here feels forced and sexless.
- "Hey, Johnny Handsome, your broad, muscular back and impossibly toned ass are blocking my view of the lady!"
- "Now I'm going to show you what women's breasts look like, Johnny." Johnny backs away in discomfort ... while still managing to give us yet another view of his rippling delts and obliques.
- Her dress appears to zip down the front (!?) past her crotch (!!?)
- "... a realistic analysis of a woman's degradation" - Nothing sells books like a realistic analysis of degradation, boy howdy. It should have its own section of the bookstore.
- "Frankness!" - that means there's sex. Yee haw!
Liana sent the servants home early that night and they were glad to go. They would feel safer in their own flimsy homes with their own people.
Silly natives and their love of straw huts!