Archive for January, 2011

Jackson, Charles – Earthly Creatures

Jackson, Charles - Earthly CreaturesGenre: Adventure
Publisher: Ballantine
Number: 36
Publication Date: 1953
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Robert Maguire

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King, Stephen – The Colorado Kid

King, Stephen - The Colorado KidGenre: Mystery & Crime
Publisher: Hard Case
Number: HCC-013
Publication Date: 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Glen Orbik

FROM THE BACK COVER:

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There’s no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it’ s more than a year before the man is identified.

And that’s just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still?

No one but Stephen King could tell the story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained.

With echoes of Dashiell Hammett’s THE MALTESE FALCON and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world’s great storytellers presents a moving and surprising tale whose subject is nothing less than the nature of mystery itself…

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The Organization MAD

The Organization MADGenre: Humor
Publisher: Signet
Number: T4812
Publication Date: 1960
Edition: 17th Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown

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Jacobs, Frank – MAD For Better or Verse

MAD For Better or VerseGenre: Humor
Publisher: Signet
Number: P3657
Publication Date: 1968
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Paul Coker Jr.

 

 

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The Indigestible MAD

The Indigestible MADGenre: Humor
Publisher: Signet
Number: P3477
Publication Date: 1968
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

UPSET…

…by the tense, sickening World Situation?

NAUSEOUS…

…by movies coming out of Hollywood today?

SUFFERING…

…from gas generated by biased newspapers?

DISTRESSED…

…by the abuses of Modern Merchandising?

WHAT YOU NEED ARE SOME BELLY LAUGHS!!

REMEMBER… Relief Is Just A Purchase Away – When You Swallow This Pitch And Buy…

THE INDIGESTIBLE MAD

(THEN, ALL YOU’LL NEED IS THE INTESTINAL FORTITUDE TO READ IT!)

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Son of MAD

Son of MADGenre: Humor
Publisher: Signet
Number: S1701
Publication Date: 1961
Edition: 4th Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

A SEQUEL THAT DESTROYS THE TRADITION OF ALL SEQUELS!

YOU KNOW WHEN HOLLYWOOD COMES OUT WITH A SUCCESSFUL HORROR CREATION…LIKE FRANKENSTEIN, OR THE MUMMY, OR KING KONG…THEY ALWAYS FOLLOW IT UP WITH A SEQUEL? AND YOU KNOW HOW THE SEQUEL IS NEVER AS HORRIBLE AS THE ORIGINAL? WELL, MAD DESTROYS THIS TRADITION ONCE AND FOR ALL! MAINLY, SON OF MAD IS MORE HORRIBLE THAN ANY OF ITS PREDECESSORS! SO, IF YOU’RE CHICKEN…IF YOU’VE GOT A WEAK STOMACH…IF YOU LACK THE NERVE…QUICK, PUT THIS BOOK BACK ON THE RACK! OR PAY THE MAN, AND FORGET ABOUT TRYING TO SWIPE IT! BECAUSE YOU’RE IN FOR A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE WITH SON OF MAD. THERE’S “GANEF’S”…AND “THE WRECK OF THE HESPERUS”…”KANE KEEN”…”MILTIE OF THE MOUNTIES”…”PLASTIC SAM”…”THE WILD ONE-HALF”…AND LOTS OF OTHER BLOOD-CURDLING TAKE-OFFS, PARODIES AND SATIRES THAT WILL MAKE YOU SHRIEK UNCONTROLLABLY WITH LAUGHTER…FOR HAVING BEEN IDIOT ENOUGH TO BUY THIS BOOK. YES, THE MINUTE YOU START READING SON OF MAD, YOU’LL WISH HE HAD NEVER BEEN BORN! AND THE MINUTE YOU FINISH READING SON OF MAD, YOU’LL WISH YOU HAD NEVER BEEN BORN! AT LEAST THAT’S THE EFFECT IT HAD ON US!

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Three Ring MAD

Three Ring MadGenre: Humor
Publisher: Signet
Number: T4984
Publication Date: 1964
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Norman Mingo

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