Title: Cabin Road
Author: John Faulkner
Cover artist: Barye Phillips
Yours for: $12
Best things about this cover:
- "If you loved William, then it's within the realm of possibility that you might not hate ... John Faulkner!"
- Erskine Caldwell paperbacks sold by the bushel, and they invariably featured unspeakably hot hillbilly women who had all their teeth. I guess the idea was that the poor were "earthy" (i.e. liked to do it). So there is a kind of post-"Tobacco Road" vogue in backwoods babery that you can see in a number of 1950s paperbacks.
- Can a hillbilly be "ribald?"
- This woman is a mess from the neck up. It's like someone photoshopped her head on wrong. Or broke her neck, waited for rigor mortis to set in, and then propped her up there.
Best things about this back cover:
- Uh, nothing
- Again with the "ribald"
- See, I told you - "Tobacco Road"-ishness was clearly the selling point here
- Steinbeck? *William* Faulkner? OK, now you're pushing it
- "Earthy" "Ribald" "Lusty" ... "female problems"!? Does that mean the same thing it means now? Hey, what does it mean now? Wasn't that the name of a movie starring Divine?
"I don't see nothing to want to stand over there about," George said. "Hit looks like to me the floor's about the same as it is where at you're standing, what of it you can see fer them dogs. Ain't you comfortable there?"
I'm ... going to need a translator.