Showing posts with label Ben Berkey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ben Berkey. Show all posts

Friday, December 16, 2011

Paperback 489: Madame / Ben Berkey (Kozy Books 161)

Paperback 489: Kozy Books K161 (PBO, 1962)

Title: Madame
Author: Ben Berkey
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $10


Kozy161.Madame

Best things about this cover:
  • The German soliders were mesmerized by her astonishing shadow puppetry skills. "Oooh, that's a swan. Lovely."
  • Wow, those are some perfectly spherical, gravity-defying tits. And they're sprouting! Chia-Tits!
  • I love it when a stripper manages to coordinate her shoes and her pasties.
  • I like the blond G.I. Josef in the foreground. You know he's important because he's the only one sitting in a recliner.
  • I love the decor. They've painted the walls a lovely shade of Despair.


Kozy161bc.Madame

Best things about this back cover:

  • Ugh, this flaccid prose. Make it stop!
  • Wait, how did "passion" come before "desire?"— "I'm not really turned on yet, but if I just keep dry-humping you, I'm sure it'll come along."
  • Too much "seeming!"
    If you want to turn a guy on, try literally placing your lips inside his ear. Guaranteed not to creep him out and make him recoil in primal horror.
  • What did she say!?!?! Vickie!!!!! Speak up! Vickiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee! (you see how invested I am...)

Page 123~
At the barrier, Lettie Muller and Frank Killdare indulged in small talk, with the Lieutenant gone to talk to the guard, Killdare felt a trifle shy in her presence [1]. Certain incidents [2] that had occurred between them in the past [3] now came to the surface [4] with crystal clearness [5]. He had an uncomfortable feeling [6] that the girl also felt that way. He was soon to find that he had guessed right [7].
  • [1] Jeez, run-on much?
  • [2] I kill my students for this kind of vagueness, especially when said "incidents" are Never, Ever named, come on!
  • [3] Yes, that's when most events tend to have occurred.
  • [4] Of ...?
  • [5] In America, we say "clarity," but go on ...
  • [6] Not unlike what one feels reading this tone-deaf prose.
  • [7] "I often make girls feel uncomfortable, so the odds were in my favor, really," he said at the post-game press conference.

~RP

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