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« on: March 29, 2016, 04:18:09 PM »

     One look, and you HAD to read it.
For me, this one from 1989 comes to mind, SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK....



     You?
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 08:38:54 PM »

A book with blood on the cover.  This would normally indicate a good murder mystery with gruesome deaths.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 01:18:50 AM »



I would love to see a film made from this: I wouldn't mind making it either  Wink

Just BTW: that gorilla on the cover is the VP of the United States Confederacy.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 03:26:57 PM »

Yeah this one here...



The cover kind of creeped me out at first.  Story was good though.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 04:45:27 AM »


Firmin by Sam Savage. Basically because of the fake gnawed-upon cover. Great book.

Skippy dies by  Paul Murray. Admittedly, it was a combination of the title and the cover art work. Also great book.

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2016, 06:08:32 AM »

I always thought my publisher did  a really great job with this one . . .

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2016, 02:47:52 PM »

Okay. Lewis Ben Smith. I have your number, so I will be reading what you have written, as soon as I work through my backlog of books to be read and/or finished.

1 Star Wars novel featuring Darth Vader and the Emperor.
2 mysteries.
--1 set in contemporary Sweden.
--1 set in the 1st decade of the 20th century in New York City
5 historical novels featuring Lady Jane Grey and her husband Lord Guilford Dudley.
--an interesting couple, as they were both married, tried, and executed ere either was 20, and one for whom I have some empathy, especially the husband.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2016, 05:54:31 AM »

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--1 set in the 1st decade of the 20th century in New York City
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Which one is that?

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2016, 06:45:06 AM »

As an impressionable teen, the covers of some James Hadley Chase books definitely caught my eye  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2016, 10:55:46 PM »

Here's another one that caught my eye;



I saw it one evening at Books a Million and picked it up.  Couldn't stop reading it so I went ahead and purchased it.  It was very interesting to see what was in the early versions of the Book of Common Prayer and how some of it is still in the 1979 version of the BCP.  (Which is the latest version of the book). 
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2016, 02:50:58 PM »

As an impressionable teen, the covers of some James Hadley Chase books definitely caught my eye  Wink




     I remember this one from the early 70's....



     I was seventeen, and quite enamored.
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2016, 03:47:59 PM »

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--1 set in the 1st decade of the 20th century in New York City
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Which one is that?



You would ask me that. And I will have an answer for you soon. I just have to go back and look thru the long backlist of books I'm waiting to do reports on.
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2016, 07:40:38 PM »

Romance books have often got the funniest title. Was staying in the country at a bed and breakfast a while ago that had a book on it called 'Accidental Father'. Basically its a mystery series of stories in which some handsome guy investigates something, but TWIST it turns out he has had a child he didn't know about which relates to the story; eg cop investigating a criminal and finds out it's his son! Guy is trying to find a missing person and TWIST she ran away to have his daughter. That kind of thing.
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2016, 10:39:25 PM »



STEPHEN KING wrote a few very good Horror novels like THE SHINING or THE DEAD ZONE or THE STAND or  SALEM'S LOT... my sister-in-law had loaned me her paperback copy of this 40 years ago and I loved it, and read it at least two more times.

S'unspeakable... 

I could not find an image online of the INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE paperback cover my sister-in-law had loaned me... THE VAMPIRE LESTAT also by ANNE RICE though imperfect, was great.  Subsequent novels for me, not so much. 

Good topic. 
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2016, 11:17:14 PM »

I cannot find the cover of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE my sister-in-law had loaned to me about 40 years ago when I was summering in her home.   Smile   Her copy had a color photo of a family of vampires.  I'll know it when I find it.  Paperback covers must already be collected, they are so cool... 
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