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Friday Fiction

Every Friday we feature a fiction title that showcases librarian/library themes, pulp fiction, old or odd titles. These aren’t necessarily awful!

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Before It’s Too Late

 

Before It’s Too Late
Cameron
1970

Steve, just recently back from service in Vietnam, is now back in his hometown of Jefferson City. Looking for work, he ends up working for Ace Collection Agency. During a run of the mill car repossession, Steve ends up being involved with a murder. Lots of tough guy talk and plenty of hippie lingo. I was really starting to “dig it”. Other than this sounding like a really R rated version of the Mod Squad, this book is not too bad.

Stay groovy everyone,

Mary

“One Black, One White, One Blonde”

Fantastic Seducer

Trouble After School

Boy Hungry

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Nurse on Assignment

Nurse on Assignment
Francis
1973

Today’s nurse is Linda. She is a painfully shy blonde nurse. Her career seems to be faltering, so she agrees to take care of Uncle Sheldon as his personal nurse. But wait! Klint (yes, he spells his name with a K) is the handsome son of the owner of the  Pirates’ Roundezvous (the place they are staying). Naturally, there are some misunderstandings, but by the end of the book Linda has conquered her fears of everything. Romance fixes everything.

By the way, this book looked every bit its age. Binding, tape, and stains decorated this book. I can’t imagine this book still having the audience it did in the 1970s. Yes, it is still in circulation, and yes, it could still be popular with that community. (But I doubt it.)

Enjoy!

Mary

More Nurses:

Cover Girl Nurse

Night Club Nurse

Paging Dr Devastating!

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WTF Cover Art: Timepivot – Friday Fiction

Timepivot
Ball
1970

I really don’t know where to begin. Is it the giant ear on the naked woman’s body? Is the giant floating eyeball? The Galactic Federation really has some explaining to do. I am not even sure what is going on and I have read the prologue and a few chapters.

Evidently, a mining crew led by a guy named O’Flynn, has found a sensor and calibrator that was embedded in 300 million year old rock.  O’Flynn calls this anomaly in to the supervisors and before you know it, he is fighting for his life. I will keep reading because I really want to know how this insane cover art fits with the story.

Mary

More Sci Fi choices:

Fight For Life

Venusia (similar cover art you don’t want to miss)

Venus on the Half Shell

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