Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ballantine 288, 1958

Title : The Bright Road to Fear
Author : Richard Martin Stern
Cover art : uncredited
   [N. Y. : Ballantine Books, 1958. No. 288.
Cover features a a tough guy in foreground smoking a cigarette with figure of slumped woman behind him. The rather sfumato-esque shading of the undefined light source bathes the two figures in an eerie glow. "Completely convincing and gripping melodrama of drug smuggling that borrows from news columns." - Drexel Drake, Chicago Tribune, June 8, 1958, p. I9.]

style ***
substance ***
collectibility ** 

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