Books: Slow Train

ILLUSION — Arthur Train — Scribners ($2.50).

Author Arthur Train deserted the legal profession to indict law and society in novels (Page Mr. Tutt, Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt, etc., etc.) which have been as readable as they were scathing. But the Train output has now slid off into a slow, melodramatic, sentimental tale of a prestidigitator who breaks into a New York society composed of retired truck-drivers. A truck-driver's debutante daughter lures the magician, but his old flame and vaudeville partner gets him back by misplaying...

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