Monday, April 21, 2008

The Exquisite Morality of A Goat In Spring

I wish somebody could write cover copy like that for me. I wish I could write cover copy like that for me. I'll tell you one thing, that line about the goat in spring was probably the selling point in this goofy book being made into an Elvis film. (Look it up, I'll wait). Spring reading lists, now that its warm enough to sit at the bus stops, get skin cancer on my head as I skim through yellowed pages of the original pulp fiction. I love the author names. Vargo Statten? Sounds like a superhero in guarding Lithuania. One guy I don't have a scan for is Speed Lampkin. Now that, my friends, is a name. Just as STAY AWAY, JOE has the exquisite morality of a goat in spring. And, on the cover of James Kisner's STRANDS, the late J. N. Williamson (yep, the guy who put me in NOONSPELL) wrote "This is a horror novel...written to be read." Hey, whatever sells the book, right?...Wayne


James Robert Smith said...

The coolest name I have ever encountered was that of a comic book artist I almost worked with. He was going to illustrate one of my projects when he suddenly got the nod from a major publisher and, of course, took the gig. I never heard from him again. But what a cool-ass name:

Billy Dallas Patton.

Charles Gramlich said...

I want to read "Musk, hashish, and blood." Oh my!

Lana Gramlich said...

Gads...these covers & write ups are hysterical!