Friday, August 29, 2014

cancel all our vows

Rounding out this pile of John D. MacDonald pulp fiction is a book the husband stumbled across in a thrift store years ago, possibly before either of us read our first Travis McGee novel, Cancel All Our Vows.

Those who know him in real life know he plucked this off the shelf based on the title alone but it does have pretty great cover art.



Unfortunately I have no idea who is responsible for said great cover art but, as usual, if someone tells me I will tell you.

And on that note: we'll return in September, aka next Friday, when we embark on yet another new journey through a pile of old paperbacks. Hope you all have a lovely & safe holiday weekend! (Those not in the States can just skip over the word holiday; the sentiment is the same whether it's a two or three day weekend.)

Friday, August 22, 2014

a flash of green

Next up, and next to last, in this stack of thrifted John D. MacDonald penned paperbacks is A Flash Of Green.


Cover by Robert McGinnis


It's also the last book in said stack featuring a McGinnis cover but surely not the last to grace the blog.

Friday, August 8, 2014

where is janice gantry?

Next up in this pile of pulp fiction is Where Is Janice Gantry? by John D. MacDonald. Another non-Travis McGee novel and another one I haven't read yet but, unlike a couple of our previous entries, one I'm more likely to put towards the bottom of my reading pile.

I'm not sure if it's the title, artwork or back cover text but it feels a bit Lifetime movie-ish; and I've never made it through an entire Lifetime movie.


Cover by Robert McGinnis


On the other hand, I've never not made it through a MacDonald book so hopefully the universe will balance itself out.

Friday, August 1, 2014

please write for details

If you've been following along for the past few weeks you won't be surprised to learn tonight's entry is yet another novel by the man who gave the world Travis McGee, Please Write For Details by John D. MacDonald. (And if you haven't been following along... uh... welcome!)

I haven't read this one yet but it appears to be some sort of bawdy comedy set in a "mail-ordered Mexican art colony." Which sounds ridiculous, and probably would be under the helm of a different author, but somehow seems so perfectly MacDonald.


Cover by Robert McGinnis


The cover art is also pretty typical, for this Fawcett / Gold Medal series and an example of McGinnis' work in the '70s. While I would never speak ill of the work of one of my / our favorite artists, I must admit I like this cover by Mitchell Hooks just a teeny bit more.