Sunday, December 20, 2009

57 Books from the University Book Sale: Book 29

Title: No Surrender (Pocket Books 247, 1st ptg, 1943)
Author: Martha Albrand
Cover artist: Manso

Yours for: $5

  • If it weren't for the dude with the helmet and rifle, I'd think this was a novel about the music scene in Amsterdam. That guy's trying to sneak into a club to see bands from the Dauntless Dutch Underground.
  • Since this is the Netherlands, I'm assuming that thing behind our hero is a giant bong.

  • "Quisling" is just one of the best words in the English language (or any language, I'd imagine). This plot actually sounds a little awesome.
  • His name anagrams to RUN, VAN IS MONIKER

Page 123~

After a long time the professor sighed.


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Anonymous said...


Evan Lewis said...

Looks like a prime candidate to send to a boy in the armed services for only 3 cents.

Random White Guy said...

The large Pocket Book symbol at the top kind of ruins the whole picture. I wish they had put it somewhere else, and much smaller.

Otherwise, this sounds like an interesting book.

JRSM said...

I would definitely read this. It actually looks like a lot of fun.

Lisa in Oz said...

"Quisling" sounds like the most awesome Scrabble word ever.

Anonymous said...

Maybe because quisling isn't an English word -- it's from a Norwegian name (Vidkun Quisling).

Names are often pretty funny in other languages; two good German companies are Assman (connectors) and Sick Optics (sensors).

Deb said...

Quisling run the puppet government for the Nazis in Norway during WWII. He was eventually executed. His name is now synonymous with "traitor."

BTW, that page 123 has the be the dullest one ever.

Deb said...

That should read "has to be the dullest one ever." It was so dull, it made me mis-type.

Nicole "Gidget" Kalstein said...

I like the perspective art on the cover...the farther away guy is small, the closer guy is big.

JRSM said...

Like in Father Ted: "No, Dermot, THOSE cows are far away, THIS cow is small."

Tulse said...

Three alleged "sentences" in the back blurb. Only one of those is actually a grammatical sentence. Just sayin'.

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