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.


The Hustler back cover


2 Responses

  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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