Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Paperback 971: Convict Lust / Robert Wallace (France 58)

Paperback 971: France 58 (PBO, 1963)

Title: Convict Lust
Author: Robert Wallace
Cover artist: photo cover

Estimated value: $25-30
Condition: 7/10

Best things about this cover:
  • Fishnet headboard. Interesting.
  • Bouffantastic!
  • Her get-up, despite color clashing, is pretty cute. Those stockings, however, were not meant to be seen below the ankle.

Best things about this back cover:
  • This non-centered block of text is oddly common. There doesn't appear to be any particular aesthetic at work. Maybe it adds the aura of "cheap and forbidden" the publisher's trying to create.
  • Hemingway's "The Killers" has a main character called "the Swede." I'm guessing this story isn't as good as "The Killers."
  • This book should've been called "His Welding Equipment."

Page 23~ (Page 123 being boring and unrepresentative)

A few hours ago I was a happy-go-lucky goof-off going on twenty-seven. Then I run into the best lay in the land and—presto! chango!—I'm an old broken-down jerkhead and frightened stiff.

You tell 'em, Chango! (rhymes with "tango"). P.S. the first sentence of this novel is "She ripped off her panties and hopped into bed." In medias res!


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Karl said...

Ah... nothing says "sleaze" like a photographed cover featuring a not-very-attractive model with big hair wearing cheap underwear.

I'm not sure if "stiff prison jolt" sounds more like a euphemism for male-on-male rape or a potent mixed drink.

DemetriosX said...

The back copy sure makes it sound like this book is "frank", but the cover, the page 123 quote and the first sentence seem to contradict that.