Books: Madcap

THE GLORIOUS POOL—Thome Smith— Donbleday, Doran ($2).

The things that make some people laugh, often seem no laughing matter at all to others. One thing that has made thousands of people laugh is Author Thome Smith.* Not all his devotees think him continuously, screamingly funny, but their votes show that he stood high in popularity among U. S. madcaps. His latest, posthumous japery† is neither better nor worse than his past performances. Readers who found him amusing will chuckle, readers who did not will yawn, as heartily as ever over The Glorious Pool.

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