Books: Challenge of the Bizarre

TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON by Marjorie Kellogg. 216 pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $4.95.

Most plots offer the writer a chance to show what he can do; bizarre or grotesque plots are more often a test of what he can refrain from doing. Here, for example, is a novel about three characters. Warren, Arthur and Junie, who set up platonic housekeeping together, squabble amiably, seek work, vacation at the seashore and, in various ways, find love. Presumably, such a book would have to be filled with novelistic bravado to lift...

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