Title: Behind Every Door
Author: Julius Horowitz
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $12
Best things about this cover:
- Wow, the cover painting looks cool. If they'd bother to make it bigger than a !@#$ing postage stamp, maybe I could appreciate it a little more.
- "Hey, baby, we're two tall, thin, cool people standing in the middle of the street ... the world is our oyster! What say we ..." / "I said 'twenty dollars,' mister"
- Remade 11 years later as "Behind the Green Door"
- Really, you're going to asterisk "The Way Between the Sexes" as something the N.Y. Times said. That's not a blurb, that's an arbitrary phrase capture.
Best things about this back cover:
- What's that title again? I forgot.
- "Guys who want to buy your pants ..." — I did not see that coming.
- "The real test is when you come up against your problem." — Words to live by, if your goal is to live as vaguely as possible.
He saw that these kids, the oldest of them only ten, had a vocabulary of definite opinions and many of their inculcated ideas were quite opposed to his own.
Two things — one, this is a very odd, very creepy thought for a grown man to have about children; and two, I can tell from this one sentence that this guy is a terrible, terrible writer. The phrases "vocabulary of definite opinions" and "their inculcated ideas" make me wince. Editor!
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