Saturday, May 5, 2012

Paperback 523: Baldy of Nome / Esther Birdsall Darling (TAB T71)

Paperback 523: TAB T71 (ptg unstated, 1958)

Title: Baldy of Nome
Author: Esther Birdsall Darling
Cover artist: A. DiSonetis (sp?) / Illus. by George Meyerreicks

Yours for: $5

Best things about this cover:
  • It appears that "Baldy" is one of them there "comical misnomers."
  • Looks like a Saint Bernard killed, skinned, devoured, and crawled inside of a wolf. Or like a werewolf eskimo.
  • "Weakling puppy" Anthropomorphize much?


Best things about this back cover:
  • At first Baldy and Ben merely exchanged meaningful glances, too scared to declare their love openly.
  • Spoiler alert! I feel like I just read the whole book, in very primitive comic book form.
  • Next in the series: "Baldy of Rome." Wherein our hero becomes a Cardinal.

Page 123~

Time now meant nothing. It was the Land of Day After To-morrow, where the obligation of definite hours for definite duties did not exist.

And so, calmly, Baldy put the rifle in his mouth and ...


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Anonymous said...

If "Land of Day After To-morrow" merged with Eco's "The Island of Day Before" would time simply stop?

A said...

I can't decide if this is some kind of love story or if Baldy, the hybrid super-wolf is comforting Ben for because of what appears to be a massive zit.