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0238 The Quick Red Fox

March 6, 2012
  • Title: The Quick Red Fox
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Year: 1987
  • Publisher: Mysterious Press
  • Cover Artist: Unknown


Another hard-to-find Mysterious Press edition. If you’ve read the book (and shame on you if you haven’t), the cover makes perfect sense, and even if you haven’t, it’s hardly a spoiler to tell you that story is about Travis trying to recover some very blackmailable photos of film star Lysa Dean.

I won’t say one word about how this cover could qualify as a “photo” cover (hehe, sometimes I just slay myself) but move directly to the negatives* in the envelope. Or are they negatives? Well, the right-most ones certainly are; the light and dark are reversed. I can’t see the leftmost strip well enough to tell one way or the other, but the top photo on the middle strip (the one with a clear and distinct naked woman; don’t tell me that’s not the first thing you noticed about this cover; and stop drooling, it destroys a touchscreen) is most definitely a positive.

The cover must have been drawn by some young hooligan.

* You young hooligans today don’t even know what a negative is. Why, in my day, we’d send a telegram to order a typewritten list of phone booths. And we’d film them in Super 8!

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