Friday, March 1, 2013

Paperback 615: Death Is My Comrade / Stephen Marlowe (Gold Medal 986)

Paperback 615: Gold Medal 986 (PBO, 1960)

Title: Death Is My Comrade
Author: Stephen Marlowe
Cover artist: Uncredited (Barye Phillips?)

Yours for: $10

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Best things about this cover:
  • "You must be this tall to ride this comrade."
  • Mad Maxine in "Beyond Oniondome"!
  • Not a fan of Gold Medal's late-50s/early-60s "Don't-Finish-The-Painiting" phase.


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Best things about this back cover:
  • Generic Detective Head Shot!
  • "Tune in" — ha ha. It thinks it's TV.
  • Hmmm, I'm no Chet Drum, but 'Rodzianko' and 'Rodin' sound awfully similar.
  • Ooh, ripe *and* luscious *AND* underage! Just like Chet likes 'em.

Page 123~
Gone was the hail-fellow-well-met attitude, gone the booming voice. The big, shaggy man slouched slowly and wearily across the room. I gave him a cigarette. His big hand shook as he cupped the flame I offered. "For some of us dialectic reasoning makes the difference," he said. 
Silly commies, no longer hailing your well-met fellows. Chet Drum scoffs at you!

~RP

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4 comments:

Bob Dively said...

"For some of us dialectic reasoning makes the difference," he said philosophically.

Otter said...

For some of us,dialectic reasoning is a waste of time. We just want beer and women.

NomadUK said...

Chet? I mean, come on. Chet?

Whenever I hear the name Chet, all I can think of is the Hardy Boys' somewhat overweight and dim sidekick.

Pat said...

I like my cheap detective novels with a shot of Hegel!