Books: That Old Gangrene of Mine

CHOICE CUTS by Thomas Boileau & Pierre Narcejac. 207 pages. Dutton. $3.95.

No one who could spend an enjoyable morning strolling through an operating theater or casualty ward of a hospital can fail to have an entertaining and enjoyable time with Choice Cuts, as nasty a piece of fiction as ever came out of France. Authors Boileau and Narcejac have apparently concluded that two hacks joined together will make one writer, and furthermore that parts of seven people stitched together make up one man. Neither assumption is correct.

The reader may be aware of recent advances in surgery by which an amputated limb...

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