Books: The Abominable Superman

RITUAL IN THE DARK (442 pp.)—Colin Wilson—Houghton Mifflin ($4.95).

Colin Wilson likes to go on intellectual safaris, bag a great book and scatter the author's thoughts among the simple natives. His favorite hunting ground is Shawland, where he stalks the Abominable Superman, and he never tires of preaching the first Shavian commandment, which can be read backward or forward: God is the Life Force—the Life Force is God.

Symphonies & Sausage. That a sex murderer may also serve the Life Force is the notion behind Ritual in the Dark, and it will probably convince...

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