Saturday, July 13, 2013

Paperback 671: Mistress of Falconhurst / Lance Horner (Fawcett Gold Medal X3315)

Paperback 671: Fawcett Gold Medal X3315 (PBO, 1973)

Title: Mistress of Falconhurst
Author: Lance Horner
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: Not for Sale (gift to the collection from Laurie Gagne)


Best things about this cover:
  • You had me at Mandingo-font.
  • Antebellum Lambada!
  • His left hand is terrifying.


Best things about this back cover:
  • "Did we mention MANDINGO? MANDINGO!"
  • What kind of hell-on-earth do you have to create in order to become "the South's most notorious slave plantation"? Don't answer.
  • "Sometimes it was hard to tell who was master and who was slave." — when I'm trying to tell master from slave, I use this simple heuristic: the slave is the black one.
  • For some reason the phrase "... as only Lance Horner can tell it" is making me LOL.

Page 123~

He put his left arm around Djoubo's naked waist and drew him close, hefting his huge genitals in his right hand.

This is — swear to god — the least offensive thing on this page. What the hell, 1970s readers?


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1 comment:

Karl said...

Re. the page 123 excerpt: whose huge genitals are "his" huge genitals? That's the great scourge of writing homosexual sex scenes -- goddamn ambiguous pronouns.

PS: Not that I (ahem, cough) have any firsthand knowledge of writing homosexual sex scenes...

PPS: Not that there's anything WRONG with writing homosexual sex scenes...