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0491 Το κιτρινο ματι

November 15, 2013
0491 One Fearful Yellow Eye 1440
  • Title: Το κιτρινο ματι
  • English Title: Yellow Eyes
  • Canon: One Fearful Yellow Eye
  • Language: Greek
  • Country: Greece
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1983
  • Publisher: Papyros
  • Collection: Viper
  • Collection #: 1701
  • Cover Artist: photo

Image courtesy of the John D. MacDonald Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Another fine cover you’ve gotten us into, Ollie. This Greek cover is yet one more gem from the University of Florida collection. We have the classic violin case, but instead of hiding the classic Thompson sub-machine gun, we have what we call here Down South a “duke’s mixture” of violent life-ending tools. There’s a disassembled sniper’s rifle (you can just make out the wood stock underneath it) with a silencer, a chrome semiautomatic pistol which you will never convince me is not a Walther PPK which was used by James Bond, dammit, why does Travis McGee constantly get confused with him? (“My name is McGee, Travis McGee”), and a dagger long enough to be a bayonet, which it might be, who knows? because I can’t see the handle well enough to see a lug even when I doctored the scan to give it more contrast but who would put a bayonet on a sniper’s rifle, isn’t the whole point of a bayonet to be close to your target and the whole point of a sniper’s rifle to be far from your target? and anyway you can’t mount a bayonet over a silencer in the first place.

But all this is just petty whining, because that’s what I’m really good at.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am a Greek edition of Bright Orange for the Shroud, titled Το διχτυ της αραχνης (The Spider Web), printed in 1981 by Papyros.

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