Sunday, March 11, 2012

Paperback 509: So Wicked My Love / Bruno Fischer (Gold Medal s1110)

Paperback 509: Gold Medal s1110 (3rd ptg, 1961)

Title: So Wicked My Love
Author: Bruno Fischer
Cover artist: photo cover

Yours for: $10

Best things about this cover:

  • I know there's a naked lady on the cover, and I do love naked ladies, but oh my god all I can think about is that awesome chair and how I want to have it right now.
  • I don't normally like photo covers all that much—I started collecting these things for the *art*, after all—but I do like the design on this one. It's like an updated "keyhole" cover—so I can feel like a modern peeping tom, with my telescope / binoculars / James Bond spying device.
  • She has double coy-hand. It's very weird. I hope those are throw pillows she's holding against her, because it kinda looks like she's clutching a dirty, gaudy bathmat.

Best things about this back cover:

  • Ugh, nothing. Come on, Gold Medal!
  • Ah ... Cherry. Now I get the red background thingie on the cover.
  • She's pert, like a deadly cobra. You know, the rare Pert Cobra of Pensacola.
  • This isn't even good bad prose. It's just bad. Bruno Fischer deserves better!

Page 123~

She turned her head to her husband, who was pulling a crumpled pack of cigarettes out of his pants. "Frankie, honey, would you mind leaving us alone?"  
He looked at her in that blue cotton robe clinging to her flesh. "Yeah," he said, "I mind."


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Deb said...

I'm am totally with you on that chair. I hardly even noticed the naked woman, I was so busy thinking how much I would love to have that chair.

Titus Groan said...

deal time!

Send me the lady and you can keep the chair.

Doug said...

One of Fischer's pen names was "Russell Gray". "Russell Gray" is remembered as being one of the kings of the "Weird Menace/Shudder Pulps" back in the 30s & 40s! I've also heard the Fischer's "House of Flesh" is pretty damn over the top.

L. said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that doesn't appear to be a redhead to me.

Karen said...

I'm so pleased that someone told me about your blog! I look forward to spending lots of time playing catch up on your great posts!

Pete said...

Ok, so it's now been five days that I've been impressed with "He looked at her in that blue cotton robe clinging to her flesh.". Flesh is so much better than her hips, breasts, any specific body part, just plain flesh. Major League primal.

Time for something new.

Rex Parker said...

When you start paying my bills, you can tell me what to do. I've been out of town AND had food poisoning, so I'm in no fucking mood.


Anonymous said...

@Rex - That's the Womb Chair (or a knock-off) by our old friend Eero Saarinen. It can be yours for only $3,500 standard upholstery, $4,800 for Leather or Mohair.