Title: The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything
Author: John D. MacDonald
Cover artist: uncredited
Yours for: $23
Best things about this cover:
- "IT'S 9:30, STEVE. TIME TO GIVE BACK THE GIRL!" / "Aw, but we were goin' to a clam bake ... that didn't feel like a three-year harem lease at all!"
- That analogy makes one wonder: how many times can Bonny Lee fuck in one day? Do the math. Even if you're getting it from your entire harem only once per day, in three years, that's still well over a thousand times. And Bonny can do that in one day? No wonder the cover's on fire. The friction alone...
- More font awesomeness, though here we're pushing the wackiness factor a little hard.
Best things about this back cover:
- "If you've ever had a yeasty yearning ... please, see your doctor."
- YEASTY is, very coincidentally, a word in today's NYT crossword puzzle.
- Apparently John D. MacDonald books like to get cheeky. First there was the metapaperbackery of "A Key to the Suite," and now there's the cliche-subverting and self-erasure of "The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything."
- If you don't know who Thorne Smith is, see this. More to come in future Pop Sensation installments.
He looked at her, sitting erect, six feet away. Her back was arched, her shoulders good, the waist slender, the lime slacks plumped to the pleasant tensions of her ripeness.
I laughed out loud at "her shoulders good." What is he, a caveman? "Ugg want woman. Ugg want that woman. Hair pretty. Shoulders good. Slacks plumped. Ugg want."
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