Title: Please Write for Details
Author: John D. MacDonald
Cover artist: Uncredited [Mitchell Hooks]
Estimated value: $5-8
[Donation to the collection courtesy of L. Gagne]
- Love how all those dorky guys are checking her out, but she's swiveled around to face you because, well, you're doing the same thing, big boy. She has the best "Like what you see?" face ever.
- I am not familiar with MacDonald's comedy writing. Most everything else I have by him is Travis McGee stuff.
- This book takes place at a "Mexican art colony," in case you're looking at the dorky guys and going "WTF?"
- "Why, yes. Yes, I *do* enjoy those three things. You've piqued my interest. I *will* write for details. Thanks for your help."
- That first sentence is an epic, loony, self-parodying masterpiece. Can you hitch your starload to a bent?
- Great hyphen confusion. I read "love-lies" as "lies one tells about love"; but it's just "lovelies."
- John D. MacDonald, still staring down that fly on the ceiling.
Torrigan had the usual ideas, all right, but he was a lot easier to handle. Hinting you could be a real hell of a painter if he'd let you learn all about Life from him. Always trying to load your drinks. And that tired game that goes I've-just-got-my-arm-around-you-because-I'm-just-a-big-friendly-guy. No trick in handling him.
Nothing like a good, withering take-down of a leering phony. I like the knowing, implicitly female perspective. This seems like it might be worth reading.
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