A multitude of selections from the Denver, Colorado Weekly, published since May 1, 1860. This small newspaper has a limited...

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A multitude of selections from the Denver, Colorado Weekly, published since May 1, 1860. This small newspaper has a limited but devoted circulation, and at present is owned, edited and published by Thomas Hornsby Ferril, poet and businessman, who is responsible for a good deal of the prose. Mrs. Ferril spoofs advice columns under the pseudonym of Gertrude Gotracks. Century-old headlines are included but most of the material is contemporary. The reading is pleasant enough, most successful when dealing with minute or regional concerns -- a run of herring, Denver weather, etc. There are chats about Hemingway (really told women ""just what they wanted to know""), Telstar (government taking too large a chunk of the telephone company in taxes); advertising (too many ""miscarriages of cleverness""). The Gotracks items and bogus recipes may produce a quiet smile or two. In general, however, this is basically ephemeral newspaper material -- just right for perusing in bits while commuting or breakfasting; its effect dims with the quantity consumed.

Pub Date: Nov. 17, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1966