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June 3, 2005 11:13 PM Subscribe
Paperback books used to be a lot more entertaining(NSFW links). Vying for a market both literary and prurient (embedded tunes, NSFW), publishers found that judging the book by the cover was in many cases the best way to move their product off the shelf. James Bond and Mickey Spillane benefited. So did detectives, hillbillies, romantic fools, druggies, lesbians (NSFW) and Billy Graham. The genre has changed over the years, in no small thanks to our good friend Fabio.
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