CASTLE ON THE CAMPUS by Don Wilcox

CASTLE ON THE CAMPUS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A stiff, unconvincing college story about John London, an English exchange student, and his integrational difficulties at an American mid-western university. Despite the theme of international understanding, a contrived romance, and considerable data regarding the student exchange system, there is little to redeem this from the other better-than-life, stiff-upper-lip accounts. Don Wilcox, author of Joe Sunpool; seems to be more at home with the issues involved in his earlier book, where, despite a somewhat amateurish style, the question of the problems besetting a contemporary American Indian lent interest to the book. In this treatment of an English student's alien status, there is neither sufficient realization of character nor convincing enough treatment of conflict to redeem Castle On the Campus from the bog into which it sinks.

Pub Date: Feb. 26th, 1959
Publisher: Little, Brown