Sunday, February 23, 2014

Paperback 745: The Wild Horse / Les Savage, Jr. (Gold Medal 111)

Paperback 745: Gold Medal 111 (PBO, 1950)

Title: The Wild Horse
Author: Les Savage, Jr.
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $10


Best things about this cover:
  • The horse or the girl! Every man must choose.
  • When you find your horse "desirable," well, it reacts like this.
  • Few writers were more savage than … Les Savage!"
  • Musculature lovingly drawn by someone who appears to have spent a Lot of time underneath a horse.


Best things about this back cover:
  • "If you like girls and horses and especially girl horses, prepare your blood for stirring!"
  • Oh, the horse is a him. The plot thickens.
  • Look, there's "horse lover" and then there's whatever bizarre romance novel shenanigans is going on here. If your horse is kindling in your breast a wild dream of possession for more than four hours, see a doctor.
  • He's written best-sellers before, so … who's to say he won't some time again in the future. Les Savage!

Page 123~

"Why not put it in words, Rockwall? It's been in both our minds for a long time now. You can't deny it, can you?"

I really, really want the horse's name to be 'Rockwall.'


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DemetriosX said...

The position that horse is in is impossible. Horses can't jump like that. Great musculature, no understanding of the subject.

He's written best-sellers before. This is not one of them.

CrowGirl said...

I *really* need to remember to not take a sip of water whilst reading this damn blog.

My keybooaaaaaaard.

Michael5000 said...

You'd think that if you wrote a tale of action and conflict to stir the blood, an adventure epic of man against stallion... stopping a man's breathing... kindling in breast... etc., etc., that you would come up with a title that was a little more punchy than "The Wild Horse."