This is an efficiently expedited novel rarely rising above or extending beyond its programmed antecedents -- namely Grand...

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This is an efficiently expedited novel rarely rising above or extending beyond its programmed antecedents -- namely Grand Hotel or Poseidon Adventure or any version of the before-and-after-a-disaster-as-seen-through-the-eyes-of-a-number-of-different-(not very)-people. Thus as a London commuter train heads toward that collision, you will be on just speaking terms with John Davies, a financier, over his ears in debt from which he will be retrieved by a young woman ready to give him her money and herself; David Blake, an art teacher, somewhat listless; Charles Shelley who on the other hand is cheerful about his work and his family; a bachelor, a murderer and some pursuing policemen, etc., etc. Lynne's earlier two novels were more diverting; this is perfectly all right as the kind of book you might read intermittently -- well -- on a train.

Pub Date: Sept. 7, 1973

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973