Sunday, February 7, 2010

57 Books from the University Book Sale: Book 44

Title: False to Any Man (Bantam 80, 2nd ptg, 1947)
Author: Leslie Ford
Cover artist: "Kohs"

Yours for: $8

  • When the Bride of Frankenstein sleeps, she dreams of the facades of junior high schools.
  • I sort of like the torn cover effect, but the rest — it's both nonsensical and ugly. The color scheme alone is a nightmare.
  • "Colonel Primrose" already sounds like someone I'd like to kick in the balls.

  • If only this book were about a "gimlet-eyed" cat.
  • Always sad when the original cover is light years better, design-wise, than the paperback.

Page 123~

"He sure am smart, ain' he?" William said, with quite genuine enthusiasm.

In case you were still entertaining some idea of actually reading anything written by this woman...


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JRSM said...

When I was kicked in the balls I turned the same colour as the woman on the cover. And I was in high school at the time. This book is about ME!

Tulse said...

Colonel Primrose? Really? Did he serve with Major Ponce and General Emasculation?

And I have never understood the term "gimlet-eyed" -- I always figured that was what Nick and Nora Charles had.

Frank said...

I can't tell if Bantam is kissing Scribner's ass or passive-aggressively saying they suck with that "large sale and effective promotion" stuff.

Michael5000 said...

You wouldn't dare attack Colonel Primrose if he had Major Begonia and Sergeant Pansy with him.