FIVE A.M. (173 pp.)−Jean Dutourd Simon & Schuster ($3).
When you're alone in the middle of the night and you wake in a sweat and a hell of a fright When you're alone in the middle of the bed and you wake like someone hit you on the head You've had a cream of a nightmare dream and you've got the hoo-ha's coming to you . . . And perhaps you're alive And perhaps you're dead Hoo ha ha Hoo ha ha Hoo Hoo Hoo
−T. S. Eliot