Books: Cattle Call

THE WHOREHOUSE PAPERS by Larry L. King Viking; 283 pages; $14.95

The high rollers in the Great Entertainment Sweepstakes, well versed in the arts of spin-off and tie-in, have created a devious form of autobiography: they hitch their histories to their hits. The follow-ups are often more compelling than the blockbusters. The Godfather Papers and Other Confessions, for example, revealed a talented and sensitive Mario Puzo far more than it explored his Mafia megaseller. Texas Writer and Journalist Larry L. King extends this technique in his seventh and best book. At street level, he...

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