Sultry Sunday #28 - The weekly "Pop Sensation" crossover

Hey all. I'm back from a month+-long disappearance. Invent your own fantastic reasons for why I was away. While you're doing that, enjoy this:


Paperback 230: Midnight Reader MR 419 (PBO, 1962)

Title: Lust Cult
Author: Don Elliott (pseud. of Robert Silverberg)
Cover artist: uncredited

Best things about this cover:

  • What the hell happened to her torso. It's like taffy ... or krazy bread. Yikes. Everything from the bottom of her breast to the middle of her ass needs to be ReDone!
  • When Thing isn't hanging out with the Addams Family ...
  • This is actually a nicely designed cover, as sleaze covers go. Like the rectangular segments - very mid-century modern.

Best things about this back cover:
  • I can tell you that, compared to the back covers of many sleaze novels, this one is remarkably lucid. That is, it doesn't sound it was translated from English into Urdu by a Swede and then back into English by a half-witted Czech.
  • "I'm gonna be late again tonight, honey ... yeah, I've got that damned Sin Meeting I was telling you about ... yeah. Boss really wants us new acolytes to work hard pushing his new 'Shrine of Evil' theme parks ... OK, I'll call you when we're done Embracing Lust!"

Page 123~ (this better be good)

His hands went to her blouse, cupping the ripe thrusts of her breasts.

Oh yeah. That's the stuff. OK, I cheated - that's page 124. But page 123 was all descriptions of driving. Just ... driving. No fun.

I have to believe that if I google "ripe thrusts" right now I get exactly zero hits. . . 71 hits! That's insane. They appear to be all porn sites, although hit 1 appears to be about some kind of lemon. I'm not clicking through to find out.



JackiAnne said...

I Googled "ripe thrusts" and numbers 4, 5 & 7 quoted the Bible...no lemons here.

LostinManc said...

You're right - that body isn't quite right, but the text on the back cover is great. Love it!

BikerPuppy said...

I guess I can see why this is a "midnight reader." Definitely meant to be read in bed.

xenobiologista said...

It looks like some sort of peculiar wrinkly bodysuit.

Rex Parker said...

bodysuit, HA ha.

@BikerPuppy - is it meant to be read in bed because she looks so #$!@ing scary? I like how we have a bed's-eye-view of the woman, as if the cover is telling us where we're supposed to be while reading.


Sexy Sadie said...

That woman is freakin' pale. She must be Irish.