Sunday, May 24, 2009

Paperback 230: Lust Cult / Don Elliott (Robert Silverberg) (Midnight Reader 419)

Paperback 230: Midnight Reader MR 419 (PBO, 1962)

Title: Lust Cult
Author: Don Elliott (pseud. of Robert Silverberg)
Cover artist: uncredited

Yours for: $20

Best things about this cover:

  • What the hell happened to her torso. It's like taffy ... or krazy bread. Yikes. Everything from the bottom of her breast to the middle of her ass needs to be ReDone!
  • When Thing isn't hanging out with the Addams Family ...
  • This is actually a nicely designed cover, as sleaze covers go. Like the rectangular segments - very mid-century modern.

Best things about this back cover:
  • I can tell you that, compared to the back covers of many sleaze novels, this one is remarkably lucid. That is, it doesn't sound it was translated from English into Urdu by a Swede and then back into English by a half-witted Czech.
  • "I'm gonna be late again tonight, honey ... yeah, I've got that damned Sin Meeting I was telling you about ... yeah. Boss really wants us new acolytes to work hard pushing his new 'Shrine of Evil' theme parks ... OK, I'll call you when we're done Embracing Lust!"

Page 123~ (this better be good)

His hands went to her blouse, cupping the ripe thrusts of her breasts.

Oh yeah. That's the stuff. OK, I cheated - that's page 124. But page 123 was all descriptions of driving. Just ... driving. No fun.

I have to believe that if I google "ripe thrusts" right now I get exactly zero hits. . . 71 hits! That's insane. They appear to be all porn sites, although hit 1 appears to be about some kind of lemon. I'm not clicking through to find out.



Dirt Diggler said...

Grossly disproportionate left hamstring, left tricep, and left oblique. Anemic; anorexic. Below her "ripe thrusts", she looks like an Auschwitz survivor! (I wonder if "the temple of sin" might have a sandwich or two upon its altar?)

Dirt Diggler said...

"Oh, that depraved and bored Hollywood crowd!... isn't it just like them to be easy suckers for a smart promotion man, while looking for new thrills and depravities all the while embracing lust?!"


JamiSings said...

Googling "ripe thrusts" without quotes I got this site, JABBIG, and several Bible quotes from Revelations.

Doing it exact phrase search I get again you, Judge, several porno sites. And the one you think is about lemons is actually called "100 Words" and is apparently a poetry site.

Alix said...

Taffy! That's exactly what I thought!

Free love on the floor? Ouch! That's a cut-rate cult, if you ask me.

"...the kind of cult that should have been raided and put out of business" As opposed to the kind we should leave alone and let flourish, I suppose.