Books: Monsters

THE CADAVER of GIDEON WYCK— Edited by Alexander Laing—Farrar & Rinehart ($2). Even readers who pay little attention to publishers' blurbs may find their hackles rising in pleasant anticipation when they spy on The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck's jacket: WARNING People unable to sustain violent shock are advised that they read this book on their own responsibility. AND THE PUBLISHERS REALLY MEAN THIS. The book read, their hackles relapse in disappointment. Though Editor Laing's anonymous tale starts off promisingly enough on horrifying tiptoe, it soon bumps down to the flat policeman...

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