Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Westlake Score: Nobody's Perfect

And here we are with our second Westlake Score of the day:













A US hardback first edition of Nobody's Perfect, published by M. Evans & Company in 1977. This is the fourth Dortmunder novel, following Jimmy the Kid (see below). This copy isn't in quite as nice condition as that copy of Jimmy, but it's still pretty good – not ex-library, tight and not too grubby (that stain at top right aside). There were copies of the UK Hodder edition of this around online, but I wasn't keen on the cover of that edition:













See what I mean? The jacket on the US edition, by Nick Krenitsky, is much better I reckon. I like the way the picture frame wraps round to the back of the jacket, and also it ties in nicely to the plot of the book, which is about the theft of a painting. And that's about all I have to say on this one for now.

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