Title: The Quick Brown Fox
Author: Lawrence Schoonover
Cover artist: Harry Schaare
Yours for: $16
Best things about this cover:
- "Hey, baby, I'm just a quick brown fox looking for a lazy dog … wait, let me rephrase that … oh, man, I shouldn't have drunk All That Alcohol."
- I count five bottles. I assume other people were there, earlier.
- I love this cover so much. So many details. Wreaths! Charts! Rolodexes! Typewriters!
- I also love her I-could-take-you-or-leave-you expression. Seriously sexy.
Best things about this back cover:
- Gah. Horrible.
- You'll pardon me if I don't think "dry Gibsons, quick seductions and eccentric clients" sound "dreary."
- There is a hole-punch in the shape of an apostrophe at the bottom left of this back cover. I have no idea why.
But lately, Betty said, while Don was drinking so much and getting all these weird and twisted notions about her, the banks had been uncooperative with some of his loans and the finance company had been pressing them about payments on the car.
Let me get this straight: it's a book about mid-century Madison Avenue and two of the main characters are a couple named "Don" and "Betty"? And "Don was drinking…" Huh. Interesting. Sounds familiar.
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