Friday, February 6, 2009

Paperback 196: Carrie Corrupted / Rock Logano (Midwood F209)

Paperback 196: Midwood F209 (PBO, 1962)

Title: Carrie Corrupted
Author: Rock Logano
Cover artist: uncredited

Yours for: $16

Best things about this cover:

  • "Carrie Corrupted stars in ... 'Beige Mardi Gras'!"
  • "Co-starring random sitting guy whose face is too hideous to show"
  • I have a new pseudonym. It is Rock Logano. I can't even look at that name without bursting out laughing.
  • I should find Carrie hot, but I just find her ... well, corrupt. Even the hint of garter belt isn't doing it for me. And the artist's gone to the trouble of exaggerating the nipple and the belly button and everything. Dang.
  • "First Printing Anywhere" - suck it, Bulgaria!

Best things about this back cover:

  • Customarily, "strange pleasures" involve girl-on-girl action. Therefore, I was gravely disappointed to find out that Carrie's "strangeness" is run-of-the-mill masochism.
  • "More than her fair share of female equipment" sounds, frankly, horrifying. "Carrie, I don't know how to tell you this, but ... you have six ovaries. I'm sorry."

Page 123~

"The main attraction is to be the movie he made of you and those muscle boys."
"Oh no ... " Carrie gasped.



Lisa in Oz said...

I can't believe you didn't mention the gigantic yellow arrow pointing to her crotch on the back cover! Or would you not stoop to something so obvious? ;-)

Sobriquet Magazine said...

For some reason, after reflecting a bit on Mr. Logano's name, I envision a scenario something like this:

Publisher: Well, the partners and I really enjoy your novel and we dig the title.

Author: Oh, that's wonderful!

Publisher: The only thing is we don't like your name.


Publisher: Don't take this the wrong way, Mr. Logan, but "Rocco Logan" just sounds make up.

Author: But --

Publisher: So, wait, hear me out. Why don't you try "Rock Logano." I mean, "Rock" is such a sturdy name and "Logano" preserves that delightful syllable that makes your given name so unwieldy and artificial sounding?

Author(warily): "Rock Logano."

Publisher (with emphasis on the first name): Rock!

Author: Rock?

Publisher: Loh-gahn-oh!

Author: Logano?

Publisher: Yes!

Author: Well...all right, if you think it sounds better.

Publisher: Think? Oh, Rock, I know!

Author: No one'll make fun of it, right?

Publisher: I'm telling you, fifty years from now, people will still be talking about Rock Logano.

Author (quietly, barely audible): Ah, immortality!

Anonymous said...

Wardrobe malfunction in progress.

And *again* with the crappy punctuation!

Anonymous said...

I dunno, Rex -- she seems pretty hot to me. Corrupt, yeah, but that contributes quite a bit to the hotness.

JamiSings said...

"Come see Corrupted Carrie and her nipples that can cut glass!"

Anonymous said...

This might be the most explicitly sexual cover yet. And that makes me happy.

-José Antónimo- said...

"letting two gigantic men stand over her, rip her clothes from her in shreds, then-"

I love how they tease you with this.