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0256 Een roze nachtmerrie

March 28, 2012
  • Title: Een roze nachtmerrie
  • English Title: A Pink Nightmare
  • Canon: Nightmare in Pink
  • Language: Dutch
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1966
  • Publisher: Uitgeverij
  • Collection: Born Pockets
  • Collection #: D29
  • Cover Artist: Unknown


I said once before that the Born Pockets had some good artwork on otherwise mundane covers. I just took another walk through them and this one is the least interesting of the bunch, but it’s certainly not bad. I don’t see how this girl could be … um … whatsername in the story — Born’s covers don’t illustrate, they suggest — but do like the way her hair falls everywhere. I admit I spent some time trying to figure out what the pink thing next to her cheek is — a cushion? — before realizing it’s just the background. The scan isn’t good enough to tell what the small objects scattered about are; I suggest flower petals, hummingbirds, or flying syringes.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am a Dutch edition of Dead Low Tide, titled De onthoofde foto (The Beheaded Photo), printed in 1955 by Schoonderbeek under their Raen imprint.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2012 6:25 pm

    I like the way it says ‘non-conformist’ Travis McGee, which here in the UK suggests Trav must be a Methodist, Baptist, Congregationalist or some such.


    • March 28, 2012 7:35 pm

      According to Bertrand Russell, when he went to prison the new prisoners were sorted by their religion:

      “RC to the right, C of E to the left, funny buggers in the middle.”

  2. Warren Shrimpton permalink
    March 28, 2012 7:21 pm

    Hello fellow UK JDM fan ( that’s either England , Scotland , Wales or Northern Ireland Chris lol ) I do wonder if the non-conformist regards his lifestyle rather than religious beliefs.

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