Friday, October 8, 2010

Paperback 360: The Big Bust / Ed Lacy (Pyramid X-2037)

Paperback 360: Pyramid X-2037 (PBO, 1969)

Title: The Big Bust
Author: Ed Lacy
Cover artist: F. Pfeifer

Yours for: SOLD! (10/8/10)


Best things about this cover:
  • [Insert joke about connection between title and woman's rack here]
  • For a woman who's tied up, gagged, and carrying a tiny drowning man in her stomach, she's awfully concerned about those guys behind her. Lady, you've got your own problems.
  • I have reluctantly tagged this post with "Redhead" label, though honestly I don't know what you call that color.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Geek observation #227: "Supercharged" is just "surcharged" with "P.E." inside it. . .
  • So the woman is like good pancakes. Well, who wouldn't want to tail that?
  • If the boardwalk is "bikini-filled," does that mean the ocean is filled with naked women (who, presumably, all left their bikinis on the boardwalk)? I hope so.
  • One of these paragraphs should immediately be countered with "That's what she said!"

Page 123~

Walter awoke me at one-fifteen and watching for snakes, back of a crumpling wall, I changed into the woolen underwear and rubber suit, Rhoda's $60,000 bra doubling as a jock strap.



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Frank said...

I'm trying to figure out how a bra could double as a jockstrap in any sort of comfortable or practical way and failing. Maybe $60,000 bras are different, though.

Lisa in Oz said...

I'm with Frank. Rhoda must have some very...special...boobs if her bra can be used as a jockstrap.

DemetriosX said...

Yeah, the bra/jockstrap thing is hard to figure. OK, you could nest the cups, but how do you hold it in place and just how much support would it offer?

Also, that is either Gates McFadden or Catherine Schell on the front. And one weird print on her dress.