Thursday, 6 May 2010

Stark and Westlake Shelf Porn

I like the idea of shelf porn. I'm actually surprised there isn't a blog devoted to it (maybe I should start one...). It's a simple idea that's spread across the internet the last year or two: basically it's photos of people's bookshelves, usually comics- or graphic novels-based, a kind of 'gaze in awe at all my luverly books' thing. So I thought I'd post some of my own shelf porn, starting, naturally enough, with my Donald Westlake/Richard Stark collection:











Niiiice. Lots of Allison & Busby editions of the Parker novels there, plus Coronet paperbacks on top, some Random House (Plunder Squad and Butcher's Moon)/Mysterious Press/Robert Hale editions on the near side, and a Hodder & Stoughton edition of the first Grofield novel, The Damsel, on the end there. (Amusingly, these days, if you google something like 'Richard Stark The Damsel' or 'Richard Stark Plunder Squad', Existential Ennui pops up in the top ten hits.)











And a slightly wider view, with the first Modesty Blaise novel and the first three Fletch novels on the near end, Kingsley Amis firsts down the other end, and assorted graphic novels underneath.

Again: niiiiiiice.

To be continued...

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