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Today's recommendation is Pop Sensation (conveniently LJified here: pop_sens_rss). It's a simple concept: a guy has a collection of incredibly lurid American paperbacks from 40s, 50s and 60s, and every few days he posts a front and back cover along with a little witty commentary. It's a neat concept well executed, and full of fascinating insights into what counted as seedy in the olden days. Gambling! Tranvestites! Wife-swapping! Lesbian sisters! The Kinsey Report! The covers themselves lurch between titillating and baffling, and the blurb normally between bad and god-awful (seriously, check out the wife-swapping one above if you haven't already...)

This is one of my favourites, for reasons which I trust are obvious:




Warning: all the books are for sale. Luckily you have to contact the guy directly to make any purchases, because a 'one-click' option would be deadly.
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