Friday, November 25, 2011

Paperback 481: The Shame of Mary Quinn / Clifton Cuthbert (Pyramid 28)

Paperback 481: Pyramid 28 (1st ptg, 1951)

Title: The Shame of Mary Quinn
Author: Clifton Cuthbert
Cover artist: [Hunter Barken]

Yours for: $11


Best things about this cover:
  • The powerful story of a boy who would not give up his beloved chair no matter how many half-naked magic tricks his sister did.
  • The shame of Mary Quinn was her gigantic pasties—all the other strippers laughed at her, and even her most loyal patrons turned away in disgust.
  • "Climax is tremendous!"—this is why Unnatural Love is so hard to give up ...


Best things about this back cover: 
  • Wow. That's frank.
  • "This book is about some dirty shit, but it's written in complete sentences and doesn't have curse words, so you don't have to feel so guilty."

Page 123~

They went to the bed and she looked past him to the wall, his embrace impersonalized for her. His painful grasp recalled her, she noticed his loving was rough and ill-tempered, and suddenly she took joy in it.

God, even rough sex can't withstand the withering assault of clunky, amateurish writing.


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Random White Guy said...

What is her skirt made out of? Polyurethane?

Brian Busby said...

I'm with L., at first blush I thought it was about rubber fetishists.

Deb said...

Knowing what we now know about Tony Perkins, is it any surprise that he can't bring himself to look at topless Donna Reed in a bad black wig?

JamiSings said...

And what about Naomi?!

Sorry, your chair comment on the book cover made me think of the Love Of Chair sketches on the original The Electric Company.

So - this book is about a brother and sister having sex? Ew.

Some fetishes I'll just never understand. Incest is one. Vore/cannibalism is another. Just can't see how people would think these things are sexy.

Mo said...

Sounds like maybe Mr Cuthbert should have kept it in hand a bit longer...