Books: The Garbagepickers

WHERE LOVE HAS GONE (350 pp.)—Harold Robbins—Simon & Schuster ($4.95).

What makes a sleazy novel sell a million copies? "Sex," the alert student replies instantly. But the answer, while largely true, does not entitle him to go to the head of the class. If a bestseller listing could be assured merely by the presence in a novel of enough undressed puppets, publishers would drink less black coffee and more champagne. Actually pop-novel sex has become fairly standard, as has pop-novel prose. Competitors watch each other carefully; if Grace Metalious builds her fall line...

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