Pulp Friday: The Hustler

The Hustler

“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.

Enjoy.

The Hustler back cover

One Response

  1. Just reading this post makes me want to see the movie again as well. It’s beautifully shot and the black & white is lush. To me, it’s noir without haveing to do with gangsters, coppers or dames. I’d love to come across the book – bet it’s a good read. Especially with a glass of JTS bourbon next to me.

    ~ Mark

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