Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Paperback 711: The Velvet Doublet / James Street (Perma Books M-4005)

Paperback 711: Perma Books M-4005 (1st ptg, 1954)

Title: The Velvet Doublet
Author: James Street
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $9


Best things about this cover:

  • "Hey! Can you grab that velvet doublet!? ... There! ... No, there! It's right ... [sigh] Damn, I'm gonna have to jump in..."
  • Just what you've been waiting for: an accidental belated Columbus Day tribute!
  • I do love a cover with animated hands—they really do add emotional dimension to a painting.


Best things about this back cover:

  • My second-favorite word on this cover is "Lepe" and my first-favorite is "wenched"!
  • I'll take "MARAELA" for all her potential power as a crossword answer.
  • Screw the doublet, kid. You want the doubloon. DOUBLOON! Ask Columbus. He'll know.

Page 123~

Acros beamed the lordliness of his trade as he showed me the tiller and let me feel it and pointed up to a small opening in the quarter-deck and through this I saw a speck of sky and a bit of sail, and nothing more.

The first half of this sentence *really* reads like sea-porn.


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Sean Brodrick said...

Hello. My name is Juan Rodrigo of Triana. You killed my father. Prepare to die!

Karl said...

Considering the angle of his point, what could be so interesting for that guy to be pointing at and yelling about?

"Hey fellas! There's a whole BUNCH of water down there!"