Wednesday, December 9, 2009

57 Books from the University Book Sale: Book 25

Title: What Happened to Amy? (SBS T 579, 1969)
Author: Jane Edwards
"Cover design by" [???]: Julio Freire

Yours for: I think I have to give this to my sister

  • Guess 1: her chin grew a hand-like appendage
  • Guess 2: she bought a hideous shade of lipstick at Woolworth's
  • Guess 3: she was drowned in a flood of Depression-colored paint
  • Guess 4: an alien life form (part fox, part scorpion) attached itself to her cranium
  • Guess 5: she caught sight of herself in the mirror after one of her evil sisters abused her hair in the middle of the night while she was sleeping: "Oh ... boo hoo ... I used to look like Crystal Gale ... sob."

  • "Leave her clothes behind"?? — I may have to revise my list of Guesses

Page 123~

"This affair gets more mysterious all the time. The more we find out, the less we know."


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Erik said...

From the back matter... "What did those strange markings in the book mean?"

Those are called "words"... I can guess why THIS secretary is going to be leaving.

Nicole "Gidget" Kalstein said...

This cover is downright scary! The look in her eyes is a frightening mix of lifelessness, terror, and a touch of insanity. Maybe that's not even her hand (even though the nail polish perfectly matches the lipstick), and she went crazy and became a cannibal, and she's tasting the delicious fingers of her next victim.

Just a possibility. I'm thinking outside the box here.

JamiSings said...

Rex, as much as I hate the things, I really wish you'd put up a comment verification to weed out the SPAMers.

As for Amy - obviously she just saw nude pictures of Drew Carrey.

Rex Parker said...

Please don't ever comment on spams again. I take them out as soon as I see them, and then your comments are pointless. Just deal.

Tulse said...

That hideous cover should certainly be in the Hideous Cover Hall of Hideousness. Wow.

Alix said...

Yes, What Happened to the Rest of Her Fingers?

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She was turned into an Asian Spammer, I take it.

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