Books: Violent Mist

THE SECRET JOURNEY—James Hanley —Macmillan ($2.50).

Sometimes writers compose a cycle of novels because they want to continue relating the adventures of characters whose first appearance has been a popular success. Sometimes, like Jules Remains with his multiple-volumed Men of Good Will, it is because they work on a scene too vast to be portrayed in a single book. But in his novels on the wild Fury family, James Hanley gives the impression of having caught a bear by the tail and of being dragged along by the creations his imagination has called into...

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