Title: Street of Brass
Author: Fielden Farrington
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $12
Best things about this cover:
- False modesty hand!
- "Oh doctor, can you take a look at this? I've been having problems with my axilla ..."
- Sweet font.
- "Fielden Farrington" is fake. For sure. Seems to have written at least two other novels, both of which were used as the basis for TV movies of the week in the early '70s. But I still say "pen name."
Best things about this back cover:
- Simplicity of the diagram is kind of great.
- This was written either by someone with poetic aspirations or by someone who learned English late in life. I am strangely mesmerized by the strangeness of the diction.
- I want to sit at a bar and shout "this liquor does not ease me!" and then the bartender will say "what? It doesn't please you?" and then I'll stare her dead in the eye and say "our pointless intimacies are *over*!" and then I'll chuck the highball glass at the mirror behind the bar. Then run.
"Yes." He couldn't remember in any detail what he had already said. "She rang the bell, and she was drunk as a goat. She screamed at me when I told her she couldn't come in. I mean literally screamed, like a banshee. I had to let her in to shut her up.
Unsurprisingly, Lila is not quite buying it.
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