Books: It Only Seems Like Fun

THE WEEKENDERS by Max Gunther. 237 pages. Lippincott. $4.95.

Dark suspicions arise that the current oversupply of books proving that Everything Is Hollow (or: A Searching Look at the Cardboard Values of Our Aspirin Society) is part of a plot by the sunshine merchants. When everyone is sufficiently depressed, publishers of inspirational texts will find a renewed market for books disproving hollowness on the ground that Everything Is Stuffed with Meaning. Meanwhile, in the hollow or waning-moon part of the cycle, we have had The Waste Makers, The Pyramid Climbers, The Brain Pickers, The...

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