This Week’s Pulp Purchase X2
A fist edition, no less. You know what’s great about Mickey Spillane?
1. His picture on the back of the book:
If I’d taken that picture, I’d label it “A Stewbum with a Gun.” He’s clearly toothless, The shirt is ill advised, he holds the gun without any real conviction.
2. His Signature.
3. Sometimes his titles are pretty good
4. That’s about it.
Ah, Nero Wolfe. And we can clearly see the difficulty that arises when one goes consorting with too many cooks. It is impressive the way he’s unruffled at the guy shooting him RIGHT IN THE CHEEK. No doubt he’s anesthetized by the bottle of lager he drinks before dropping off to sleep. You know what else is great about this cover?