Books: Love at Parade Rest

ARE You HUNGRY ARE YOU COLD (245 pp.)—Ludwiq Bernelmans—World ($3.95).

The heroine of Humorist Ludwig Bemelmans' new novel is as pretty as a picture, and she poses an interesting proposition. "Evildoing when done adroitly is very exciting." she purrs. What follows should be naughty and very funny. It is nightmarish instead—like too much Liederkranz. In one of his rare excursions outside the Hotel Splendide, Funnyman Bemelmans draws a demon-driven adolescent who swears like a legionnaire, squeezes the head of an infant like a tennis ball, flips hatchets instead of hips at suitors, does her...

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