Wednesday, December 16, 2009

25 Vintage Paperbacks That Time Forgot

25 Vintage Paperbacks That Time Forgot on AbeBooks

Maybe time has forgotten them, but I haven't.

12 comments:

Todd Mason said...

But do you remember all? Kinda hard for me to believe how many people might've forgotten the MacDonalds and the "Irish"...but the MUTANTS VS. SUPERMEN title, maybe so...

Bill Crider said...

I confess that the British titles were never really on my radar. Too scarce in my part of the world.

Anonymous said...

The Hodge Evens and Dolores Dee paperbacks stumped me, but the others aren't forgotten by me.

Bill Khemski

Mack said...

Kill Me in Tokyo, wow, that brings back memories. I was hooked on Earl Norman's Burns Bannion series while in the Army in Vietnam. I wish someone would reissue them.

Rittster said...

Hi Bill,

I wonder how Richard Davies chose those particular books. His favorites? Random? There are names that are still popular today with vintage paperback fans, like JDM, Jim Thompson, Whittington, Keene, etc., as well authors that seem (at least to me) truly fogotten
(if they were ever even well-known in the first place), like Mark Derby, Louis Malley, and Shelby Steeger. I can't seem to find any kind of rhyme or reason for his choices other than the fact that gazing and drooling over all the fantastic cover art makes me feel like a peeping Tom.

Anyone have an idea?

Brian Drake said...

Great link. I like how when you click on the pics, you get taken to ABE so you can buy one.

Rex Parker said...

Forgot? But I own at least half of those! Selection does seem hapazard, but so what.

Thanks for the link,
rp

Anonymous said...

Hrrm. I'm familiar with 15 of the 25 and have 8 of them on my shelves within reach of my desk.
Far from totally forgotten by lunatics like us, I guess.
Hooo, look at the prices on that Whittington. Love to have it but that's way too rich for my blood.

Johh Hocking

Bill Crider said...

It sells for a lot less on eBay when it turns up.

Dan said...

Okay, I have 10 of them...

Deb said...

It's like a condensed version of Patti's Forgotten Fridays.

George said...

Dandy covers! I'm guessing these paperbacks will be like collecting paintings or sculpture once everyone has an ebook. Invest now!