Thursday, May 16, 2013

Paperback 641: The Blue Kimono Kill / Walt Sheldon (Gold Medal k1546)

Paperback 641: Gold Medal k1546 (PBO, 1965)

Title: The Blue Kimono Kill
Author: Walt Sheldon
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $15


Best thing about this cover:
  • "Honey, we need to talk. Don't be made but ... it's about your lipstick."
  • Mmm, chick-flavored.
  • And the winner of this cover is: The Lantern.


Best things about this back cover:
  • God save me from a text-only back cover, ugh.
  • "But Marlin's academic career didn't last long. For, you see, Marlin was a fish."
  • Adjective of the Day: "Zen-spouting."

Page 123~

"You strike me as a man who could be brave, Marlin, in, let us say, the face of crude torture."

"Let us not say, and then say that we did," countered Marlin.


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DemetriosX said...

Man there's a whole lot wrong with this cover. The smeary background stuff was fairly typical, so I'll excuse that, as much as I hate it. But the perspective on the bar is totally off and the lighting choice is utterly inexcusable. Her pose is pretty good, but having just her face in such deep shadow, while it might be all symbolic, is a terrible look.

And the page 123 sentence needs a serious rewrite to get rid of some of those commas.

Marla said...

I say that kimono is green, sir. Also I say it is in fact a dress.