Saturday, July 26, 2014

Paperback 798: Circle of Fear / Alice Brennan (Monarch Books 476)

Paperback 798: Monarch Books 476 (PBO, 1964)

Title: Circle of Fear ("A Monarch Juvenile Novel")
Author: Alice Brennan
Cover artist: Lou Marchetti

Yours for: $8


Best things about this cover:

  • "Inside the Sordid World of Valet Parking!"
  • Chivalry's hard. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to defend a girl and ended up shoving her into the path of an oncoming car.
  • "They learned that asking questions is always a terrible idea so just shut up, listen to your parents, and accept the world as it is, kids."


Best things about this back cover:
  • "Step aside, Susan. I got this." [screeeeeeeeech]
  • Wow. This is less "exposition" and more "randomized list of ingredients."
  • Wow, that last line really … tells you the dictionary definition of fear. Yes it does. Informative stuff.

Page 123~

She gave him a misty smile. "You could've been killed," she told him. "Stan, I want you to promise me you'll never get involved in something like that again!"

"Oh, Mom," he said impatiently, "who's going to miss a little chunk of ear?"


PS sorry for the long hiatus. I'll try to cram a lot of Sensation in your face this week, before heading out again next weekend (though just for a week this time).

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DemetriosX said...

The angles in that cover are horrible. Either this is a street so steep it would make San Franciscans weep in terror, or a new model Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is going after a couple of flying people.

Karl said...

Wow, way to ratchet up the excitement, Mr. Back-cover-blurb-writer! Missing footprints? A worthless magazine? Disappearing jars of canned berries??!! I MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!

Jean said...

I actually totally want to read this book.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like the characters are all high-school students--apparently the illustrator didn't pick up on that...