Friday, September 1, 2017

Paperback 1002: Naked in Paris / Zack Robertts (Carousel 513)

Paperback 1002: Carousel Books 513 (PBO, 1962)

Title: Naked in Paris
Author: Zack Robertts
Cover artist: cheap-ass photographer

Condition: 7/10
Estimated value: $12-15

[Newest addition to the Doug Peterson Collection]

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Best things about this cover:
  • Super-hot top and chair totally undermined by world's most disgusting carpet remnant
  • Nice gams, tho
  • I like how she's carefully posed but also looks Completely surprised someone is taking her picture. "I'm just gonna enjoy a little after-party time with my favorite carpet remnant and ... oh! A photographer! I didn't see you there!"
  • Zack Robertts—the extra T is for "titillation"! (is what I assume his business cards said)

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Best things about this back cover:
  • Hell yeah, it's frank! All the best stories are frank! Frank!
  • Modern love = sex in this mid-century butterfly chair—bonne chance!
  • "World capitals," LOL. "Which ones?" "Some of them!"

Page123~

It wasn't exactly as I had planned and dreamed it over many months, but it was only for a brief stopover, but I was going home. And I felt pretty good about it.

But I don't feel pretty good about that first sentence, but what do I know?

~RP

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4 comments:

Jean said...

That is about the saddest backdrop I have ever seen.

DemetriosX said...

Frank? I thought frank was code for homosexual in these books. The rest of the copy doesn't seem to suggest that.

And look at the coloration of the pink balloon. I wonder if that was intentional. It's almost too subtle for this sort of cover.

Karl said...

Frank! Yay frank. I've missed frank. Some day I'll have to read one of these "frank" novels. But to be frank, I think I'll frankly be disappointed. Frankly speaking.

vintagehoarder said...

She may be in Paris, but she doesn't look very naked to me.