Title: Hope of Heaven
Author: John O'Hara
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $10
- She's stuck somewhere between sexy strip-tease and "I need help with my coat jackass why are you just standing there staring?"
- It's a shame she's caught in this awkward in-between state, because if she'd just put the jacket back on and turn around, I bet she'd look stunning. Also, if she just took it off, probably same.
- She is lit *beautifully*; gives her a fantastic angelic/demonic quality (the deep red backdrop helps with the "demonic" part).
- Dude's hair is shiny.
- I love DON MILLER so much right now. I want to see him in a film noir right now.
- I kind of want someone to tell naive me what it means that James Malloy "still wondered whether Karen had dimples on her knees," and then again I kind of like just using my imagination.
- "Frankness!" O man, I've missed "frank"—feels like it's been a while.
"I'll give you the address of my agent. If you get in a bad jam, I mean you're badly on the nut or something like that, you write me care of this guy, and I'll let you have some more. On one condition."Is this DON MILLER? God I love this guy. "It'll only go for booze." Nosce te ipsum, Don Miller!
"That I never bother Peggy. I know. And thanks for the offer, but I'll never bother you, either. I don't think I will. If I do, don't send me any money. It'll only go for booze. That's what this is going for."
He had half a load on now, but was carrying it well.
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P.S. Page 120 has this gem, of special relevance to me and my geographical situationality:
"But by that time I didn't give a God damn. I was one of those fellows, give a dog a bad name, and by that time I was living off a whore in Binghamton, New York." [this last phrase is underlined in pen–the only such phrase in the whole book]