Books: Between Buses

DELAY IN THE SUN—Anthony Thorne —Donbleday, Doran ($2.50).

"If you interrupt a man in the middle of his life you surprise him, so to speak, in the middle of a sentence. . . . Put an unexpected semicolon there. The rest of the sentence may be entirely different." This thesis, more useful to drama than true to life, is the theme of Author Thome's pleasingly plausible novel. Wisely he sets his English protagonists in Spain, where the sun is hotter, the moonlight more insidious, where anything unusual may happen. . . . A microcosmic...

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