Monday, January 8, 2018

Paperback 1005: All Men Are Liars / John Stephen Strange (Dell 438)

Paperback 1005: Dell 438 (1st ptg, 1950)

Title: All Men Are Liars
Author: John Stephen Strange
Cover artist: Robert Stanley

Condition: 6/10
Estimated value: $5-10

Best things about this cover:
  • "I solemnly swear ... aw, who am I kidding? All men are liars, amirite!? Up top!"
  • Her side-eye! I really should have a "Women Looking At Losers" blog tag. (See Paperback 1004)
  • Her mustard suit is smokin'
  • Shouldn't "man about town" be hyphenated? ... wow, even dictionaries seem divided on this one. One thing no one's divided on: the Ben Affleck movie "Man About Town" is probably best left back in 2006.

Best things about this back cover;
  • Mapback!
  • Love the Gay '90s font on the title, wtf
  • How have they managed to make Manhattan look so boring? So many things on that island we get ... a generic courtroom interior!?
  • The crossword maker in me is like "hmm... is HDQRS really a valid abbr.?"
Page 123~

Won Way Street rose and strolled across the well of the court.

Sorry. I'm dead. That name just killed me.


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DemetriosX said...

Man, he is just not there at all. He's not making eye contact with the guy giving the oath or anything, just staring off into the middle distance, woolgathering. He looks like he's thinking about where to have lunch or if he remembered to feed the dog.

Rex Parker said...

Red pin stripes are pretty sweet, though

Xerxes Iguana said...

Rachel didn’t need a Voight-Kampff test to spot Chinese-knockoff Nexus 8’s...