May 25th, 2013

wingedlionbook

Pulpy (albeit un-PC (but I repeat myself)) goodness

Picked up a few things at the Westchester Rotifer Book Sale. Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), with a nice blindstamped spiderweb on the cover, and The Radium Terrors (1912), which is also "culturally insensitive and scientifically impractical". But I just couldn't resist the pull quote from the frontispiece: "The Duchess of Marister was conducted to the Scarlet Room and stood gazing at the picture called 'The Haunted Pagoda'." It was equally hard to resist the first line: "I've been hunting for a little god that escaped from some pitchblende, Tony!"