“A taunt, suspenseful novel of a strange smoke-filled world where drifters, sharks and lushes live by one rule that is a command: WIN!”
Today’s Pulp Friday needs no introduction, The Hustler, by Walter Tevis.
This cover is from the paperback version published by Dell Books in 1959.
I’m sure you’ll agree with me it’s a beautiful cover. The book is great and it was also a terrific movie starring Paul Newman. Indeed, just posting this image makes me want to see the movie again.
The back cover design below is also great.