Title: Blue City
Author: Kenneth Millar
Cover artist: Uncredited (a shame)
Yours for: $23
Best things about this cover:
- I'm not sure there is a cover out there that better expresses the idea of "noir." The grimy fatalism of the urban jungle perfectly expressed by that pollution/hand working all the lowlifes like marionettes. That woman's right boob is freaking me out a little, and the gangster's proportions are all wrong, but all the classic vices are on display, and that hand is going to give me nightmares. The skin on the knuckles, my god ...
Best things about this back cover:
- Whoever designed that city Really liked right angles.
- Nice detail on the buildings [/sarcasm]
- This book is in a plastic slipcase. I would have taken it out, but I feared I might harm the book in doing so, so parts of the back remain obscured somewhat by the thick plastic strip down the middle. And the ID tag.
"You won't sing," Kerch said, "if what we do to you shuts you up for good. Come along, Floraine. You'll need a coat."
"You'll need a coat" makes me laugh. Cold-blooded hitman worries you might get chilly.
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