Thursday, June 5, 2014

Paperback 785: O'Mara / Laurence Greene

Paperback 785: Lion 182 (1st ptg, 1953)

Title: O'Mara
Author: Laurence Greene
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $12


Best things about this cover:
  • Drunk guy remembers that one time he was really drunk.
  • It is my life's ambition to be a swaggering hellhound. 
  • Well that's either "fear hand" or "remembering-breast-feel hand." For womankind's sake, I'm gonna go with "fear hand."
  • Any sane cover artist would've shrunk Tipsy McBowtie and blown up the languorous becouched redhead.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Fred T. Marsh knows from "unlaydownable." Just ask the ladies.
  • Least shocking tagline of all time: "O'MARA WAS A MAN"
  • "He was enormous with a woman" — but only with a woman. In the locker room: puny. Hashtag magicpenis.
  • FRANK (ly brutal)!!!!! Oh, I've missed you, "frank." It's been a while.

Page 123~

Living in New York through the wettest Prohibition years, she had come to think of intoxication as a generally droll state.

That needs to be a caption underneath a picture of a flapper on the wall of some New York bar. Like, yesterday. Make it happen, NYC!


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