Sunday, June 2, 2013

Paperback 648: Blue Ribbon Romance / Jane S. McIlvaine (Berkley G285)

Paperback 648: Berkley G285 (1st ptg, 1959)

Title: Blue Ribbon Romance
Author: Jane S. McIlvaine
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $7


Best things about this cover:

  • "Copper's Chance" makes this sound like an entirely different (and more interesting) book. I imagine that one or more coppers are chasing her because she robbed a bank or murdered a man.
  • I have no explanation for Half-Akimbo Jones there.
  • That is one hell of a jump. Kinda looks like they repurposed a drawing of a carousel horse.


Best things about this back cover:

  • A Girl! (go on ...) a Boy! (yes ... yes ... ) a Horse! (nope, you lost me)
  • Oh, her *name* is Copper. Much less interesting.
  • Stick with horse-racing, Copper! Fuck that Fowler Wankbridge guy!

Page 123~

"After madame," Fowler said, grinning at her, his eyes bluer than the ribbon clutched in Buck's waiting hand.

Seriously, he just called you (a 17-year-old girl) "madame." Kick him in the balls!


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Tulse said...

"Stick with horse-racing, Copper! Fuck that Fowler Wankbridge guy!"

I think that's exactly what he's hoping.

That said, it sounds like Fowler's parents envisioned him working with a different variety of animal. (And just how douchy is the name Fowler Wainbridge III?)

Rex Parker said...

Fowler Wainbridge III is the name you'd give a cartoonishly preppy rich-kid antagonist in an '80s teen comedy.

Anonymous said...

I hear that Fowler Wainbridge earned his name due to the fact that he *loved* chickens. Judging from his preferred menage a trois, Fowler Wainbridge III will be the last. The next Wainbridge will be Jockey Wainbridge I.