Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 92
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 92

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 29, 1975
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'X. ^ · $% 90 10 ~' .- bti m 86 i ^ y** : - 52 M /9 M? n. n " I B 22 ^ 4 ; '^' 74 w Ob oy .2 '9 38 " 5 fl ' 7/ M 96 13 W Vjj? W 44 W 67 M M * 03 .« 29 m 39 :?_ 65 57 m 7 15. ·33 9 5+ S9. A 80 91 - - 19 'W 5-1 % H I ^ ''jjl/ n- ZJ W. 55. / , 82 · * t f SPEAKING OF BOOKS Another good Hailey "THE MONEYCHANGERS," by Arthur Hailey, Doubleday, $10. If you like "Hotel/ 1 "Airport," and "Wheels," and most connoisseurs of fictipn obviously did, then you'll agree that Bailey's :newest and perhaps biggest novel truly Jias belonged on the best-seller list^. This time, Hailey turns his! considerable talents to the cbmpiex theater of big money and finaricer- and the good and bad guys; along with the women in their lives, who operate in that often mysterious, deceiving, and pressurized atmosphere. The novel centers about the First Merchantile American Bank", pictured as among America's top 20 such institutions, and the corruption, double-dealing, and incompetence that develop behind an outward mantle'of solid and even austere respectability. It's impossible, and unjust, to cover a plot as complex as Bailey's in a brief review. Besides, th'is is something the reader should find for himself and enjoy, rather than have his anticipations with regard to an entertaining bit of fiction blunted by some sketchy advance summary. As one might anticipate, however, a struggle between the righteous and their opposites among FMA's top officials sets the general stage for Bailey's story, and most of the action develops from that base. . , There is manipulation of FMA's board of directors by the chairman of a powerful corporation of international stature, witftlwhich FMA becomes involved through a huge loan, and an absorbing-picture of how and why that corporation collapsed. Because of tangled financial relationships, a-"run" on FMA's major branch by the public results. A sophisticated counterfeiting operation; an inside look at how the public can be victimized by interlocking corporate directorships; and the intriguing possibilities for wrongdoing in the complicated world of high finance--all of these things are developed effectively in Bailey's novel. The overall result: another highly readable piece of fiction--but don't try to complete it in a single evening. It provides too much of a hurdle for that kind of an approach, if you're interested in getting the full enjoyment the novel can offer. Charles R. Lewis A running midget "PRIDE OF THE BIMBOS," by John Sayles, Boston: Atlantic-Little, Brown, $7.95. A midget for a shortstop, two ignorant Okies, a pimply pitcher, a long drink of water, and a bigoted manager make up the Brooklyn Bimbos, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala. They are a five-man exhibition Softball team. Dressed in drag, they play the sideshow circuits ac-~ ross the Deep South. Good setting. Good premise. Flawed, but sometimes brilliant. Flawed because of the straying from character to character and jumping around from subject to subject. Brilliant because of the technical expertise and the unfor- getfulness of the overall story and a few word-picture phrases. Try this for size: "Bis head bobbed above the grass, taking chickenthief steps on the balls of his toes." Somewhere along the progression of the story, it slowly dawns upon the reader that the central theme revolves around the midget shortstop, Pogo Burns, and his fight for self-esteem and self-preservation. Self-esteem in his belief that he is not a freak and self-preservation in his preparation to defend himself against an assassin on his trail. Therein lies the novel's nucleus: '.;.""''.", ".'"'',', : 'j ·"'",. Pogo, formerly a big-city private eye, once humiliated a big-city su- perpimp, who is out to get him for reputation-saving sake! Even thp a sterotype, the pimp, a giantiblack dude, is easily the book's most colorful character. Dressed in purple- red velvet from head to toe, driving a flashy purple-red car, his pursuit of Pogo thru the Deep South is a chase like none before. Sometimes hilarious,- sometimes sorrowful, sometimes sneakilyi-^penetrating into the mental and ethical traits of the red-necks. , v \-" Accustomed to being the big shot where everything^ comes his way, the pimp is overwhelmed when all goes wrong. t Among other tilings, his car heats up. Trying to find water he gets in an improbable fight with two wild hogs in a black-oozing mucky swamp. Bug-bitten, mosquito-bitten,.- hog-bitten, briar- scratched, in rags, his car ruined, he becomes instead of the mean black superpimp, a pitiful wretch. Somehow you may want Jo- sympathize with him. Trouble is, this part, is jiist a thread (more like a raveling) of the entire story because^the,author, John Sayles, skips, arojwd so ungodly- muchrln his digression Sayles even uses four pages C £Q .quote from a semi-porno" rag advertisements- almost totally irrelevant to the plot. Also taking up space by rambling is a quote of almost an entire sermon of a Southern black preacher. " *· -, With" refinement,? and if Sayles had not apparently-,stopped on third, this would or could have been a jewel of a book. As'ut is, 'it will keep gnawing on the-mind after having been read, but will annoy while reading because of the checkered format: John Sayles is currently working on his second novel. Please John, next time up don't hop around so much. Charles E. Sutton Mr. Sutton, a sometimes contributor to these pages, is a technical specialist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, W. Va.

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