Books: Jesus in California

THE FLUTTER OF AN EYELID—Myron Brinig—Farrar & Rinehart ($2).

If Tiffany Thayer were a great deal better writer, this is the kind of book he might write. Phantasmagoria laid in a wilder California than mortal eye has seen. The Flutter of an Eyelid promises more than it performs, but puts on a garishly entertaining show. Says Author Brinig, through one of his characters: "It occurs to me that a writer ought to have both vegetables and flowers in his books. He ought to have everything in his books. The old idea of being one thing at a time, a romanticist or a...

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