Books: Mixed Fiction, Feb. 21, 1955

FELLOW PASSENGER, by Geoffrey Household (271 pp.; Atlantic—Little, Brown; $3.50).

This is another dance around the atom bomb, but unlike Authors Snow and Bourjaily (see above), Novelist Household has left aside the moral self-torture and told a rattling good story. The ancient English manor house of Moreton Intrinseca has become a hostel for scientists working on The Bomb. But in Ecuador, his dying father has told Claudio Howard-Wolferstan that "certain assets" are hidden up an old attic chimney in the ancestral mansion. Barred from lawful entry by ultra-strict security rules, Clubman Claudio climbs the wall one night, vainly searches an attic...

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