Books: Learning to Help

DO GOOD, by William Sayres. 253 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $4.95.

If there has to be a novel about the Peace Corps, this chuckler will do until something weightier comes along. Actually, Do Good is not precisely about the Peace Corps, since its hero, Peter Bradley, was rejected after six weeks of training on grounds of uncontrollable idealism. But he goes out on his own anyway, to a backward South American hamlet, to spread the gospel according to U.S. Government pamphlets. It is all rather disappointing. First of all. there isn't even a...

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