Books: Boasting

THE MAN WHO HAD EVERYTHING—Louis Bromfield—Harper ($2).

Louis Bromfield, who once excited both critics and readers by his precocious promise and then reneged by turning out thin stuff, last fortnight produced a story that was a bit too thick. Even to readers who know little or nothing about Author Bromfield's own career, The Man Who Had Everything will sound suspiciously like boasting. Not an autobiographical novel, it presents some striking similarities between its hero and its author. Even Bromfield enthusiasts may be shocked at this expression of his high opinion of himself, but readers who have begun to suspect that he is...

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