Sunday, October 2, 2011

Paperback 462: In Search of Sin / Gil McDonald (Saber Tropic 915)

Paperback 462: Saber Tropic 915 (PBO, 1965)

Title: In Search of Sin
Author: Gil McDonald
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $20


Best things about this cover:
  • "Mission ... accomplished."
  • "Don't mind me kids. I'm good. Carry on."
  • "Did somebody order a debonair voyeur?"
  • Whenever Steve went out spying on his wife, he always brought along HAL-9000 for backup.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Quite possibly the best back cover opening line I've ever read.
  • As good as the first line is, the second line is equally bad. Passive voice, kids ... it's a killer.
  • If you want to kill your boner, just read this back cover. Nothing unsexier than clunky, amateurish writing about sex.

Page 123~
"I take it you're off on some half-baked idea of your own about how to catch these people," he continued, as his cigar again jabbed the air savagely.
Fly paper and swatters were fine for some people, but for Captain Gregory, nothing was so satisfying as taking down a pesky fly with a lit cigar—foolish appearance and inefficiency be damned!


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Pat said...

Syphilis causes blindness. So the way to find the girl that gave your brother an STD is to have sex with as many blondes as possible in hopes of catching the disease yourself?
Neil needs as better plan than that!

Anonymous said...

So, the "final love act" is putting your pants back on and leaving? Sounds about right to me.

Anonymous said...

At first I thought, "Wow, those pants are pretty...limp." Then I spotted his sporty print boxers. What? He didn't have time to put those on, so he must have been wearing them... Oh, never mind. Just another guy with very little imagination....

Stoutcat said...

How embarrassing! Caught in the act by Paul Drake! I think Perry's going to have something to say about this.

infoqueen said...

"In Search of Sin":

Found it!

borky said...

Something's terribly wrong, here:

Blondie's got her legs splayed, minge pointing directly at Bill Clinton, yet she's coyly covering her breasts!

Japanese Jockeyshorts's is leaning forward and doing his damnedest to jiggle his chestgina about!

And Bill Clinton's pointing a titchy little cigarette instead of a big cigar at Blondie but straight out of Freud 101 he's got his hand gripped firmly round the door knob!