Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paperback 469: Sally / Alan Marshall (Donald Westlake pseud.) (Midwood 62)

Paperback 469: Midwood 62 (PBO, 1959)

Title: Sally
Author: Alan Marshall (Donald Westlake)
Cover artist: Paul Rader

Yours for: $75


Best things about this cover:
  • If I looked like Sally, that's probably what I'd do all day long, too.
  • Sally spent nearly every waking moment seasoning her bullfighting skills...
  • She was Willing to Try Anything Once, but in the case of letting her five-year-old niece paint the bathroom, just once.
  • I love the way she is drawn rather realistically while the bathroom fixtures are barely sketched. Makes it seem like she's going to go through the looking glass and have great adventures. Great, naked, lesbian adventures.


Best things about this back cover:
  • "Wow," thought Marie. "That was shockingly easy."
  • "It's the cleanest thing in the world. Here, put on this latex suit covered in Purell..."

Page 123~
She remembered the strange things Marie had said, and all at once she wanted to talk about it, she wanted to know what had made Marie say such things, she wanted to talk it into understanding, and from there to oblivion.
"From There To Oblivion," of course, the poorly reviewed sequel to "From Here To Eternity."


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Tulse said...

I'm impressed with the spatial skills of the artist, who had to show boob in both the image and the mirror without actually revealing a nipple.

Doug Brunell said...

It is a great cover, and I would've bought this book. I just got an e-mail from a reader about my book cover. She told me it gave her the creeps, and she hadn't even read the story. For those who say you can't judge a book by it's cover ... I offer lesbians and trashed houses.

Deb said...

Even if it is mid-century soft-core lesbian pulp porn, if Donald Westlake wrote it, it's probably pretty good.

Deniz Bevan said...

I had no idea Westlake wrote books like these too. Must be pretty fun, regardless.