Books: Jackie's Machine

THE LOVE MACHINE by Jacqueline Susann. 51 1 pages. Simon & Schuster. $6.95.

It's only a matter of time before someone designs a thin, 9-in. by 6-in. portable TV set that opens like a book. Since 90% of all contemporary writers of fiction can do little more with language than concoct dialogue and make wordy pictures, Televolume might benefit writer and reader alike. Novels that normally take six to eight hours to read could be transformed into two hours of viewing simply by eliminating the need to read descriptions of aquiline noses, snowy breasts,...

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