Saturday, 16 June 2012
Gorgonzola, Won't You Please Come Home?
Author: Clyde Ames
Year of publication: 1967
Back cover blurb: 'CALL AL FRESCO!
Lost, Strayed or Stolen:
One 400-foot-long prehistoric monster.
Both last seen in the vicinity of Cannes, France.
Both recently reported roaring around the real estate near Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Both being sought desperately by every force the U.S.A. can muster, from the Campfire Girls on up.
Somewhere in the chase:
Eva de Struction and her organization of hell-raising female hellions.
Al Fresco, Agent 99/44 from P.U.R.E. (but a recent trnasfer from Fish and Wildlife). This is a secret agent?
Three prize poodles and Albert, the thinking gorilla...
The fate of the world - of course.
SIT TIGHT FOR THE EXPLOSION. IF IT DOESN'T KILL YOU, YOU'LL DIE LAUGHING!'
Quick flick reveals: Swinging 60s spy spoof by Clyde Ames, also known as Clyde Allison, also known as William Knowles, author of the highly-prized pulp '008' novels, and a suicide victim in 1972. I'm hoping this is more James Coburn in In Like Flint, and less David Niven in Casino Royale.
Random paragraph: '"The Navy," she chuckled to herself with evil glee, "is using a device they call CURV to brung up lost H-bombs. I seem to have done as well with my own, heh, heh, curves..."'