The blurb on the back:
The laugh was on Joey - the multi-million dollar TV sensation.
I know those Gold Medal novels from the 1950s have a devoted following in the States, but I have to say that their appeal passes me by entirely. And I'm even more puzzled by the idea that a British publisher would pick up on them nearly two decades later and reprint them as though they're of any value. Still, that's exactly what NEL did, and here's a novel that must seemed crap in 1953 re-appearing in 1970 when it would have been even worse, and being reviewed here 32 years later, when there's definitely nothing left worth preserving. I apologize for wasting your time.
But, having got this far, take a moment to admire the skill of the blurb-writer. Makes the book sound like it might almost be worth reading. Don't be fooled - it isn't.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 1/5
HIPNESS QUOTIENT: 2/5
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