Books: Short Notices: May 19, 1967

AGAINST ENTROPY by Michael Frayn. 248 pages. Viking. $4.95.

After spending seven years working for British newspapers, Pundit Michael Frayn is convinced that they are all suffering from a disease called entropy—the process by which things fall apart. Which is just what they do in this engaging novel set in the offices of a large London daily. No one on the staff has more than a passing concern for the interests of the paper. One staffer spends the day turning out scripts for the BBC; another writes syllabuses for grammar school courses; John Dyson,...

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