Books: Another Mammoth

Too LITTLE LOVE (562 pp.)—Robert Henriques—Viking ($3.75).

"Briskly she took his face between her hands and kissed it." So runs the last sentence of British Author Robert Henriques' new novel. Readers who carve a path through close to 600 pages to reach this happy but none-too-rare windup are likely to wish that the briskness had turned up earlier. For Too Little Love, which encompasses three generations and describes Britain's social revolution between 1926 and the present day, is the sort of monsterpiece in which there are so many wheels to keep turning that only a Tolstoy or a Melville could do the...

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