Monday, June 16, 2008

Cover: Dreadful Summit by Stanley Ellin

First published 1948; cover shown is the 1964 Penguin Books (UK) paperback edition.
Cover art by Germano Facetti. 128p.

This is the diary of one night of brainstorm and violence in the life of a teenage boy - a night of initiation into sex and sudden death and heroism.

The lonely, introspective mind of George LaMain had been nourished on Kipling and Dumas. Seeing his father mercilessly flogged by a fashionable sports columnist, the boy simply picks up a gun and goes after the bully. To kill.

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