Books: Secret Thoughts

THE THOUGHT-READING MACHINE— André Maurois—Harper ($2).

Everybody has wondered what would happen if people could read each other's minds. In The Thought-Reading Machine amiable, yea-saying André Maurois gives them the power, finds people's secret thoughts are not so bad. Professor Dumoulin was lecturing at a U. S. university when a colleague handed him what looked like a rolled-up copy of FORTUNE, said it was an invention for recording secret thoughts. Dumoulin secretly tried it on his wife, unearthed a startling hodgepodge of sentimental memories of an early lover, resentment against himself. But when he...

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