The Honey Gal paperback was in demand and so expensive because the
illustrations on the front cover were said to resemble George W. Bush
and Condoleezza Rice. I sold one such copy in that price range, but that
time is past and I guess I'd better lower my price on the other copy if
I want to sell it.
On 5/19/2010 7:30 PM, Mark Sullivan wrote:
> Well, Honey Gal is in print under its original title, Black Mass of Brother Springer.
> And isn't the Dennis McMillan published Deliver Me from Dallas Willeford's original version of Whip Hand?
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> From: email@example.com
>> Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 09:54:25 -0700
>> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Whip Hand
>> At 5/18/2010,
>> "James Michael Rogers"<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=
>>> I can't recall which hep cat posted the link to Whip Hand but I
>>> really appreciate it. It's just a parody of the style, but a really
>>> good one. Completely over the top.
>> I recently read Willeford's "Whip Hand" and "Honey Gal," both in the
>> Black Mask editions. As someone pointed out, there are typos in the
>> Black Masks. But the price is right - "Honey Gal" goes for $100 plus
>> in the used market.
>> I was disappointed by "Whip Hand" - he uses a Faulknerian
>> multi-narrator approach, but some of the narrators (the country
>> hicks) are hard to read through. Parody? I don't think so.
>> On the other hand, "Honey Gal" was a sparkling read, and is
>> definitely recommended. Story about an "accidental" preacher in a
>> black church in Florida. I see that another publisher has this title
>> under the name "The Black Mass of Brother Springer." (See Amazon.)
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