Thursday, June 9, 2016

Paperback 948: Sin-Drome / Arthur A. Howe (Vega V-46)

Paperback 948: Vega Books V-46 (PBO, 1965)

Title: Sin-Drome
Author: Arthur A. Howe
Cover artist: that guy who did so many Vega / Fabian / Saber Books covers...

[Newest addition to the Doug Peterson Collection]

Estimated value: $15-20
Condition: 6/10

Best things about this cover:
  • More awkward couch-posing. Great.
  • More awkward "Sin"-punning. Great.
  • Is "Dyserotic" a word?
  • Ew, his right hand. Imagine that touching you. Ew.
  • Suburban Insurance Salesman Vampires prefer the upper boob.
  • LOL at the discreetly bolded "other"

Best things about this back cover:
  • "The gun was the weapon which decided the balance of power in this situation." So sayeth SleazeNovelBot 5000.
  • Man, this is the worst. It's like every sub-"Walker Texas Ranger" crime show where the killer / bad guy decides to delay and orate just long enough for the hero to come along with a roundhouse.
  • I gotta say, the sexual sadism of the last part is kind of a new twist, though.
  • Speaking of sadism, I shudder to think what previous owners have done to this book. Are those cigarette burns?

Page 123~

"Oh God! He's dangerous, Juelle. If he catches on there's no telling what he'll do."

Don't be cruelle, Juelle, you fooelle.


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Karl said...

AKA"The Man Who Mistook His Wife For Corn On The Cob"

bioephemera said...

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Rex Parker said...

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