Books: Skewed Wonders

126 DAYS OF CONTINUOUS SUNSHINE

by GERALD JAY GOLDBERG

215 pages. Dial. $6.95.

When his mood is benign, Gerald Jay Goldberg regards the world through skewed lenses and produces wonders: "Martin Fogle was growing up, as in the background his aging parents disappeared into their shoes." Slightly nutty, but marvelously accurate; this is exactly what the aging parents of a 15-year-old body builder would do. A bit further on in the same story, the reader learns of Martin's father that "Once an idea occurred to him, he would hold on to it like an umbrella in a high wind." Not so nutty, but...

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