Books: Hoot Owl at Large

PRESENTING MOONSHINE—John Collier—Viking ($2.50).

There is not one decent, sensible story in Presenting Moonshine. Author John Collier is crazy as a hoot owl. But perched on the gnarled limb of satire, he blinks down with dry wisdom at a world much crazier than he. Effortlessly he glides into madness.

A young man, with a bowler hat, cane, flaxen moustache, and blue suit was looking at a gorilla in a zoo. . . . Perceiving that they were alone, the gorilla addressed the young man as follows: "You look very good-natured. Get me a suit like...

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