Title: Four O'Clock on Friday
Author: Philip Storey
Cover artist: Robert Bonfils
Yours for: $22
Best things about this cover:
- Oddly unmoving for a peek-a-boo nightie cover.
- "I like to paint with my hands — much more sensual than painting with rollers or brushes. I call this color 'The Blood of My Latest Victim.'"
- "Pretend you're shopping..." — sorry, but your role-playing skills need some work.
Best things about this back cover:
- "Tits!" — ha ha. Klassy.
- I love how the plot description basically alleviates us from the burden of reading for the plot, thus freeing us up to scan quickly for the "part-lesbian" (?!) scenes.
- I also love how the cover copy seems hell-bent on debasing the word "hero" as much as possible. Starting with "The hero is a personnel manager..."
- "This, however, is not complicated enough" — I'm gonna disagree with you there, partner — though the "weird brother" plot does have, uh, novelty on its side.
"You could have knocked me over to hear Celia had been married to Fred all along. You knew it? Oh yes, darling, I can see it in your handsome face. Don't be made at me, love, I'll never talk."It would be hard to express to you how poorly this book is written without also boring you to death. Also, I think "Don't be mad at me, love, I'll never talk" should have been the tagline of this book.
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