Books: Up the Creek


by ROBERT F.JONES 255 pages. Simon & Schuster. $7.95.

From what Great or Dismal Swamp in the American male psyche flows the Big Two-Hearted River? Where is the root of the city man's bloody compulsion to prowl the Big Woods and kill the beasts that live there? It is uncertain whether the source of that compulsion is the nature of man or the nature of boy, but it is explored with splendid eccentricity in this energetic first novel by Robert F. Jones, a senior writer for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.

A man and his son,...

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