Books: Also Current: Mar. 26, 1965

PLATZO AND THE MEXICAN PONY RIDER by Theodore Isaac Rubin. 176 pages. Trident. $4.95.

As a reliable guide to the adolescent mind, Psychiatrist Rubin established his credentials in Lisa and David, the authentic case history of two youthful mental patients that was even better as the movie David and Lisa. This time the guide has thrown away his map. In the book's two unconnected episodes, he conducts a ramble through the thoughts of two 16-year-old boys who have nothing in common but an unrequited appetite for human contact. "Platzo" is the fantasy name...

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