Books: Satan's Little Acre

MONSTER RALLY (91 pp.)—Charles Ad-dams—Simon & Schuster ($2.95).

AFTERNOON IN THE ATTIC (135 pp.)—John Kobler—Dodd, Mead ($3.75).

As every child knows—and as readers of The New Yorker are regularly reminded—there lives, in that gloomy, crumbling mansion on the other side of any town, a happy family of unmitigated fiends. They are poor as cemetery mice, but honest as the night is long, and like true soldiers of the great Damnation Army, they darken their corner of town with all the vices that the Devil—with some help from a man named Charles Addams—can conceive.

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