Monday, June 2, 2008

Paperback 106: A Dangerous Woman / James T. Farrell (Panther 954)

Paperback 106: Panther 954 (1st ptg, 1959)

Title: A Dangerous Woman
Author: James T. Farrell
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: SOLD (6/2/08)

Best things about this cover:

  • This is more like a woman auditioning for a paperback cover than an actual cover painting. "You want me to [not] wear what?"
  • "... her obsession for men became a desire to repel them" - Mission Accomplished.
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Five bangles on her right wrist. Yes, that's a record for a paperback cover. Congratulations, boring, overly-clothed lady. You can collect your $10 Target gift certificate on your way out the door. Buh-bye.
  • "Dangerous" extends directly out from her crotch. Nice.

Best things about this back cover:

  • This blurb writer is from the "Adverb adjective, adverb adjective, adverb adjective, and adverb adverb adjective..." school of blurb writing.
  • Why don't writers cover "the human scene" any more?
  • That Panther is far too sedate to be a good logo. It should really be killing something, or at least roaring.

Page 123~

I never knew what anarchism was except that I'm against it and it's radical, but I never knew what an anarchist was. Now I know. An anarchist is a Frenchman driving an automobile in gay Paree.



Anonymous said...

Anarchist (n.): Frenchman driving an automobile in gay Paree Look at that French man driving down the road in gay Paree! He totally hates government, you can tell.

Anonymous said...

No, he totally hates all pedestrians, stop lights, lanes, traffic signals, etc.

Have you driven in a big city in Europe? Anarchy pretty well describes it.

Anonymous said...

And he cannot drive without a half-smoked Gauloise dangling from his lips.

Michael5000 said...

I dunno. I think she's kinda hot.