Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Paperback 408: Men of Albemarle / Inglis Fletcher (Perma Books P189)

Paperback 408: Perma Books P189 (1st ptg, 1952)

Title: Men of Albemarle
Author: Inglis Fletcher
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $5


Best things about this cover:
  • Hard to riff on lynchings, but ... over an open flame? Really? What is it, a cannibal's barbecue?
  • "No, sweetheart! I know you're hungry, but they're not Done yet!"
  • His face is the most constipated face I've ever seen on a cover.
  • That braid is Epic.


Best things about this back cover:
  • "...she said huskily" — that rates a 7 on the Adverb Abuse scale
  • "God's death!" There's an exclamation you don't hear much these days. "God's death, your breasts are rising and falling swiftly under your thin shirt!"
  • I'm not really into "vigorous" novels. If it's not "frank," it's not for me.

Page 123~

He got up to pour himself another brandy and drank it quickly, not slowly as becomes a man settled in his ways. "God's death," he muttered, "does a man never cleanse himself of violence?

512-page book, and I hit "god's death" on the first swing! Prize please!

There's also this:

He thought of the encounter at the Red Lion and felt a little ashamed.

This will be funny to you only if you know that Red Lion is a chain of hotels.


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Steve Scott said...

God's death, you write a funny blog! I never fail to end up laughing out loud... or should I say "laughing huskily" out loud?

Gregory said...

I'm surprised you didn't comment on "In Canada 39¢".

Frank said...

Isn't "God's death" prize enough, Rex?