Title: The Couch
Author: Robert Bloch
Cover artist: movie still
Yours for: $18
Best things about this cover:
- He wanted to confess, but she wouldn't shut up about the mole between his eyebrows, so he opted to kill instead.
- Agent: "Well, kid, the good news is, you're on the cover of the paperback tie-in. The bad news is, there's a lady's hand where your face should be. But hey, your hair looks terrific."
- Robert Bloch wrote "Psycho," but by now you know that.
Best things about this back cover:
- Mmm, more stiff lying. What's the opposite of "chemistry?"
- This is the story of a copywriter who hated paragraphs longer than once sentence.
- Seriously, he hated them.
- The only name I recognize here (besides Bloch's) is Blake Edwards. He directed the Peter Sellers Pink Panther movies. He is married to Julie Andrews. Also, he was born William Blake Crump! That makes Owen Crump here his ... I'm gonna guess brother ... nope. He's way older than Edwards. Why won't any site tell me how they're related. Not even imdb. Am I really supposed to believe they're not related, with a name like "Crump?" Come on.
"And that's the real reason you wanted to kill me. Because in your mind, I took the place of your father."
Bloch was sure into this "kill your parents" stuff.
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