Monday, June 29, 2009

Paperback 249: A Bit of Fluff / Kimberly Kemp (Midwood F256)

Paperback 249: Midwood F256 (PBO, 1963)

Title: A Bit of Fluff
Author: Kimberly Kemp
Cover artist: Paul Rader

Yours for: $60

Best things about this cover:

  • I believe the word you're searching for is "Dang ..."
  • Paul Rader is possibly the best sleaze cover artist that ever was. He and Robert Maguire are like gods to me.
  • I love how "Lesbian" is capitalized, like "Mason" or "Scientologist."
  • Strategically placed towel means that I cannot see any bit of fluff.
  • I absolutely love this cover — the color, the design, the steam, the casual nudity, all of it.

Best things about this back cover:

  • Oh lesbians. Always with the careful soaping.

Page 123~

There it was again. Only it wasn't a slip this time. She was practically informing me that she was a Lesbian. But her tone was meek and humble — and I wasn't afraid of her any more, now that she knew her place.

Again, I say: Dang.


Announcement: Paperback 250 will go up on Wednesday. To celebrate this milestone ... a contest. It will be Twitter-related, but I will add a Luddite option for those of you who can't be bothered with Twitter. You'll see. I'm off to conscript some other people to help me judge the contest. Oh, the prize will be the book itself — Paperback 250. And it doesn't suck, as my paperbacks go.

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Alix said...

"She had waited too long to care"? She was all of 17!!!

Actually I thought the blonde was the newbie. Neither one looks old enough to her bought herself a playmate, though apparently each of them can afford cheap hair color.

Maybe "Lesbian" gets a cap because she's also from the island of Lesbos? Nah...

Dirt Diggler said...

It's great to know that just a "meek and humble" tone, denoting submission and harmlessness, can promote and validate lesbianism!

JamiSings said...

I absolutely refuse to Twitter but I wouldn't mind helping out in the contest.

As for the book - you know, I've said it twice now, I'll say it thrice. I wonder if the writers of these books EVER had sex. No one's been able to answer this so far, I guess.

sexy said...


cwogle said...

She's all of thirty-one
And she's only seventeen
She's been a Lesbo for thousand years

borky said...

Careful Soaping?

It evinces the image of someone tentatively applying the soap only to go, "Oh, dear! My nostrils? Not again! My teeth? Dang! One of these days I'll learn to apply this darn thing and finally wash myself!"

Or, "Oh, dear! Neither of us seems to have a penis! But if my girl guide training to be resourceful taught me anything it's...if we carefully insert this block of soap... here...and this block of"