The Look of Love

Book Cover In the bargain rack near you is a total complete treasure. There’s pulp novel covers, and there’s Fabio.

There’s a visual history of the romance and pulp novel cover art, and there’s more man titty than you can shake a nipple at.

MY copy, however, is better than anyone’s, because MY copy came from Eve Savage, who post-it-noted the very best pages with her own personal expressions of WTF?

And since Jane also sent me one – what it is about people who see man titty and absurd cover art and immediately think of Smart Bitches? Because those people are awesome – I have two. Want one? Leave a comment! I shall gift you with the cover art of excellent.

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  1. 1
    Lori S. says:

    Oooh!  Sign me up!

  2. 2
    Morgan says:

    Yes Please!

    Oh Wow, am I the first one? Does that mean I win? :o}

  3. 3
    Morgan says:

    ooops, I’m not the first! there was an error, ha ha.

  4. 4
    Victoria Dahl says:

    Considering the email I sent you earlier, there is clearly something in the air.

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    Aemelia says:

    How cool of Eve to note all the best pages!

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    Angela James says:

    I got a copy too and it’s so gorgeous. I squeed when I got it and made my husband admire it (he was not as impressed as I but admitted it was the perfect thing for someone to send me.)

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    Danny says:

    :o Shaking your nipple at things should really be a more common gesture. Huhee.

  8. 8
    Suze says:

    Shaking your nipple at things should really be a more common gesture.


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    wendy says:

    Cover art goes right over my head. The whole story could be told on the cover and I wouldn’t notice unless it was written. Does this book teach how to look at the cover? You might guess that anime confuses me.

  10. 10
    azteclady says:

    She’s going to have bruises on the shoulder, ‘sall I’m sayin’

  11. 11
    Nicole says:

    I admit that a copy of this book made it all the way from Iowa to Portland when I went to meet Candy, and then I forgot it in the hotel.  So then I decided I was meant to keep it.  Sorry Candy.


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    krsylu says:

    The Bitchy blog entries that make me snort my iced tea or Coke (a-cola) the hardest are the ones about covers. I have tortured (shared with) my husband more of those snarks than a non-romance-reading man should have to put up with! He is always very tolerant and sometimes even gets a fit of the chuckles and says, “Can I see that again?”

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    phadem says:

    There’s one in there called Hootenanny Nurse! *dies* *laughing*

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    catburglar says:

    I like how the product description on Amazon describes romance novels as “this venerable if venal literary form.”

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    plainjane says:

    You can never go wrong with bad cover art…

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    Caty M says:

    *blink* I want to know what’s being said over the phone to the Foolish Virgin.  No, on second thoughts, I really don’t.

  18. 18
    Ijinx says:

    Oooh, me! My thesis needs cheering up.

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    Mary says:

    Me, me, me!  I’ve been trying to convince some hard core sci-fi geeks that romance cover art has way more pulpy/trashtastic goodness than anything they could come up with.  I need more ammunition, please!

  20. 20
    Lori says:

    Oh, pick me.  This would be just the thing to brighten up what is turning into a truly dismal & depressing month here at Chez Lori

  21. 21
    Silver James says:

    *raises hand* Yes, please! I need to get lucky!

  22. 22
    Liz L says:

    I *love* the graphics in this book and page through it frequently.  The long historical perspective was nice, too.  But I have to re-read it, since the first time around I remember being frustrated with the actual text of the book.

  23. 23
    theo says:

    Doesn’t anyone see the irony that The Barbarian Lover is wearing a suit? *snort*

  24. 24
    DeeCee says:

    Sign me up too please! :)

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    Julianna says:

    Oooh, I would love that.  Add my name to the draw, please!

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    Wendy says:

    OK, how is it that I haven’t heard of this book?  Me, she with the all consuming pulp cover art addiction.  Heck, my devotion to pulp covers is 75% of the reason why I’m obsessed with the Hard Case Crime line.

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    ms bookjunkie says:

    How does her top stay up? Two-sided tape?

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    Liviania says:

    Oh, to be associated with man titty and cover art. 

    Never underestimate the double-sided tape.  It’s not just for professional giftwrapping.

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    Nicole says:

    To help the love along, I’d like to mention that Half Price Books stores got lots of copies awhile back.  Some stores might still have copies.

    It’s where I got my copy.

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    Eve Savage says:

    It was my pleasure to send you the book, Sarah. :)

    Some of the titles in there (The Abortive Hussy) just put the mind in baffle mode, but there are some great covers and it’s definitely a trip down memory (nightmare) lane.

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