Books: Hell on Campus

TOO FAR TO WALK by John Hersey. 246 pages. Knopf. $4.95.

Never break the spine of a book, John Fist's father once admonished; it's as wrong as killing a helpless animal. So when Sophomore Fist flopped down in his dormitory room at Sheldon College to do a little studying one night, the first thing he did was snap back the cover boards on Kohler's The Mentality of Apes as far as they would go. What the hell-that was the way he felt. All churned up in his guts, but kinda fuzzy and helpless, too. Like...

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