Books: Nom de Plume

COLD IRON by Robert Stone Pryor. 145 pages. McCall. $5.50.

Certainly sounds familiar. Listen: "O'Leary jumped around, thrusting his body at the crowd, throwing his hair back and reacting to the stinging high notes of the guitar with long, snaky shudders of his whole body. When he swung back to the mike, O'Leary had a red flower tucked into his pants, dangling over his fly like the nose bobble on an angler fish. O'Leary wailed into the mike 'Teach you how to ride, little girl, little girl.' " Later on, O'Leary plucks the flower from his pants and unzips himself, to the...

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