Title: Kill Him Twice
Author: Richard S. Prather
Cover artist: Schlocky Crapperson
Yours for: Not For Sale (gift of Doug Peterson)
Best things about this cover:
- Well, it's yellow. With orange font. That's pretty original.
- Her hair ... her hair ... it's OK, until it gets over her elbow, and then it becomes something unrecognizable, bordering on unholy. Are those dead stoats hanging off her head? A dirty bathmat? A skein of brownish yarn.
- It appears that Pocket couldn't afford to pay cover artists any more, and so had to resort to picking old sketches and doodles out of the waste baskets and passing them off as art. Here, we see the partial remains of "Artist practicing drawing a dead guy."
- "I said 'Kill him twice,' not "Kill him and a guy who looks just like him!'"
Best things about this back cover:
- Nice big gun hand. Can't ask for much else.
They were lips that said hello and were warm friends two seconds later, carrying on a conversation Cassanova would have censored, carrying on a dialogue to bring dead libidoes back from limbo, carrying on a bedroomy hoo-hah in hot, hushed whispers—man, how they carried on.
I think "hoo-hah" means something different from what I thought it meant.
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