RUSS TOBIN UPTIGHT
Hardback edition on WH Allen and 2 paperback editions on Star
It's a ladies hand with sexy bright red nail varnish, clutching a microphone (a Shure Unisphere 588SA for all the sound technicians out there) - and guess what? the microphone looks a bit like a penis. The hardback and paperback covers differ slightly in colour and typeface, as well as a slightly different photo of hand clutching mike.
Russ Tobin is never one to turn down a challenge and he approaches his new duties with gusto...His passionately breathtaking adventures will warm the cockles of every male chauvinist's heart as they accompany Tobin on this truly side-splitting romp.
Erm..that's the plot in a nutshell - Russ has his ticket to LA but is still living in Balham. He reckons he needs a grand to live on in Hollywood so he looks for another part-time job to supplement what he is earning with Zip Electrics in the day. Incredibly the first thing he applies for turns out to be interviewing young women about their sex lives for an ...ahem gentleman's magazine! And as if THAT wasn't a big enough stroke of luck...one of his interviewees (Kelly) turns out to be an Air Hostess (which we know is Russ's FAVOURITE kind of lady!). The winning streak continues as it turns out that Kelly, NOT ONLY owns a beach house in LA which she gives him the key to - but - he will also be sharing the beach house with two other Air Hostesses (Barbara and Samantha)..."they won't mind" Kelly tells him...quelle surprise! At this point, with our disbelief well and truly suspended...the adventure begins
Page 12 - Russ arrives for his interview at THRUST Magazine and can't help but notice what a nice pair of "beachballs" the receptionist has..
Page 56 - Russ's first interview gets him somewhat worked up...luckily the lady in question feels the same way. As do all the other girls he interviews throughout. Did we expect any other kind of outcome?
First Page! Russ is in the pub as the story opens - enjoying a Vodka Tonic with Dennis.
Dennis does some reminiscing on behalf of Russ on Page 6, but Russ delivers a full precis of his adventures during the interview at THRUST on Page 15
That some women enjoy pornography just as much as men and don't seem to have any problems talking to complete strangers about it! And also that there is no such thing as "too many Air Hostesses" in a story
A tough call - clearly not much goes on in the book except for the lengthy "interview-leading to the inevitable loving" chapters, but Stan neatly ties up how Russ is going to be able to afford to live in Hollywood having secured his passage in the previous book. 7/10