Books: The Old Boxoroonie

BLUE MOVIE by Jerry Southern. 287 pages. World. $6.95.

This is Terry Southern's first novel in eleven years, and the news is that he has given up hard-core scatology. Blue Movie has but a single passing reference to excrement, and only one physical freak. Instead, the author is content to employ his demonic imagination on an almost routine device for writing a pornbook: the step-by-step story of filming the most elaborate stag flick in history.

The Faces of Love, the movie's demure title, is the brainchild of bored Boris Adrian, a film maker in the tradition of Chaplin and Fellini whose previous efforts...

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