Books: Bugged

THE ANDERSON TAPES by Lawrence Sanders. 254 pages. Putnam. $5.95.

Every year sees the appearance of fictional contrivances that pause briefly as larvae in book form before butterflying their way onto the screen. But Veteran Pulp Writer Lawrence Sanders has achieved some sort of distinction in the genre. In his very first try at a hardcover book he has created a dreadful hybrid: part novel, part script. It has been a bestseller since the day it left its publisher's cocoon some weeks ago. Grateful Columbia Pictures has already snapped it up for $100,000.

The Anderson Tape's is a standard "big caper" thriller (Topkapi,...

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