Title: Three-Dollar Mile
Author: Ian Banyon
Cover artist: uncredited
Yours for: oh, I don't know. $5?
Best Things About This Cover:
- "I appreciate the courtesy of this house call, Dr. Abrams. Now, as we discussed on the phone, the growth is right here on my left buttock."
- It's technically possible to extend one's right arm around a friend in that position, but it'll be agonizing if he holds the pose very long.
- There really ought to be some trace of the dame's lower half visible beside or under the cushy chair. Unless we're seeing her caught in mid-leap as she hikes up her leopardskin pants.
- Leopardskin pants.
- The painting is quite competant, with hasty but not terrible brushwork.
- Damn kids these days can't even be bothered to capitalize the title of their own books, what with all the texting.
Best Things About This Back Cover:
- Who can say "no" to a vast field of burnt orange?
- Dave "aspired"? He "sought"? Is this teaser copy, or the man's goddam resume?
- Hmm, she had "very different plans," eh? "SOYLENT BURNT ORANGE.... IS.... STARLETS!!!!"
For a half a second, McGann expected to smell or see booze in the room. Then he realized the pair were in the middle of a beef.
"Hey, where did you find that beef?" blustered McGann. "All I could find down at the store was Soylent Burnt Orange."
~un hommage a Rex Parker
Book found by chance at the Goodwill "Bins," Sellwood.