Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Paperback 1046: The Sit-In / George B. Anderson (Ace 76835)

Paperback 1046: Ace 76835 (PBO, 1970)

Title: The Sit-In
Author: George B. Anderson
Cover artist: George Gross

Condition: 7/10
Estimated value: $20-25 (counterculture, baby!)

[from giant box of books I got in the mail from "Special Sauce" ... I'll be rolling these out as fast as I reasonably can]

Best things about this cover:
  • Answering the question: What if Dirty Harry had been a T.A. for Marxist Cultural Theory?
  • Two words. One, mustard. Two, cardigan. KILLER outfit!
  • A narc wrote this
  • This was published just after Kent State. So you'd know who the real bad guys were. Cut your hair, Comrade Cardigan!
Best things about this back cover:
  • LOL grad student. Called it!
  • "Don't trust anyone over 30 ... or, you know Happiness in general, man"
  • Wow, this is a right-wing fever dream. "He's coming for you and your suburban children, aged 2 and 4, named John and Jennifer, probably!"
Page 123~
He remembered going duck-hunting, as a kid, in the late fall, but he wouldn't even handle a shotgun since his return from Viet.
Was that a common way to refer to Vietnam? Just shortened like that? First I've seen that. Also, predictably, the family-man is the *real* man, the real hero, because he'd actually *been* to war, as opposed to Murdery McBeardo, who is a nerd.


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DemetriosX said...

He's awfully conservatively dressed for a radical college student in 1970. The cardigan, the loafers. Or has he put on the clothes of the family father as a disguise? He also looks a lot like Joe Hill (the writer and son of Stephen King, not the labor organizer).

Karl said...

Wow, a four-dot ellipsis on the cover -- this guy really is radical!

capewood said...

Midwest State University?

Bart Fargo said...

"Nam" yes, but "Viet" no.

Rex Parker said...

Viet No

Belvoir said...

This exactly the sort that rightwingers fanasize about, but in the millions. That dirty hippie far left they are always dreaming of and talking about, a menace but mysteriously they are never invited on Sunday political talk shows. They're all -powerful but never seen. I wonder if this book is like that.