5.31.2009

Sultry Sunday #29 - The weekly "Pop Sensation" crossover

Paperback 234: Monarch 466 (PBO, 1964)

Title: Diagnosis: Love
Author: Barbara Bonham
Cover artist: Lou Marchetti



Best things about this cover:

  • The long awaited prequel to "Diagnosis: Murder"
  • Whatever was going on in "their private lives," it apparently involved massive amounts of nitrous oxide
  • "Take off that clown make-up. This is a hospital, not a whorehouse!" / "Oh fuck you, Steve. Perform the appendectomy yourself. I'm going outside to smoke ... and maybe talk to Larry. That's right, I said 'Larry.' Asshole."

Best things about this back cover:

  • "Garnet?"
  • "Chad!" - that's more like it.
  • " ... a strange malady ..." - later diagnosed as "hot pants"

Page 123 (last page!)~

He took the thermometer from her and glanced at it quickly. "Normal. No germs here. It would be perfectly safe to kiss you." He pulled her up into his arms.

I really hope that thermometer was in her mouth.

~RP

10 comments:

Phyllis said...

"No germs here" because every single germ causes fever, you know. The doctor said so! And a life of sacrifice if she married a doctor? Maybe he works night shifts?

vanessa jaye said...

"I really hope that thermometer was in her mouth."I'm laughing at this in part because I just read an eye opening article on what a kinkster freakazoid James Joyce was.


http://filthygorgeousthings.com/voyeur/erotica-curiosa/a-portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-young-pervert

Cat. said...

When I was a child, I knew family of sisters named "Ruby", "Opal", "Pearl" and "Garnet." It's how I learned my jewels. Guess what Mom's name was...yup: "Jewel."

See what happens when you grow up in the West? Or South? :-)

Gilligan said...

Hilarious! I about fell out of my chair at your thermometer comment! ....and what IS with the big tanks of nitrous oxide?

BikerPuppy said...

ROTFL at your thermometer comment!! BTW, I would love to see her face after wearing her mask over that makeup for a few hours.

Alex said...

Going outside to smoke? Surely in 1964 the doctors and nurses smoked right there in the operating room, next to the nitrous tanks.

xenobiologista said...
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xenobiologista said...

Do you think they're Gregory House's parents? They both sound ornery enough (he could have changed his surname...)

Torsten Adair said...

"George Jordan IV"? They didn't realize how clumsy that name is? Or did they have to keep using it because #I was so rich? Maybe he has a nickname like "Biff" or "Bob"...

And "Chad" isn't much better...

-José Antónimo- said...

lol the strange malady and the thermometer...