Books: Little Boy with Wind Machine

GO TO THE WIDOW-MAKER by James Jones. 618 pages. Delacorfe. $7.50.

When recently interviewed, James Jones had left his home in Paris and had gone vacationing in Florence—"to escape," he grunted, "the book reviewers." There is, alas, no escape.

His fifth and latest novel, called a "masterwork" by his publishers, is too big to ignore. Publicity assures a healthy increase of his fortunes (he earned more than $2,000,000 from the 6,500,000 copies that his first four books sold), but neither ballyhoo nor sales can refute the conclusion that Jones is a one-novel writer. His first book, From Here to Eternity (1951), at least...

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