Books: Spoiled Princess

THE TOWER IS EVERYWHERE by Richard Jones. 288 pages. Atlantic-Little, Brown. $6.95.

He was widely thought to be defunct. Suddenly he is among us again, the schoolmaster's tone unmistakable, the detachable collar and know-all smile the same he wore when he disappeared several decades ago. How pleasant to become reacquainted with the Omniscient Novelist! He raps for attention and takes command, knowing that his characters cannot be trusted to display their twitches properly without his professional help and that readers need firm and expert guidance to follow what is going on.

He writes, if the Omniscient Novelist is Richard Jones, like this: "Chandler...

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