THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE INFORMER by Edward Hyame

THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE INFORMER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

(Pantheon, 1952) poked fun at superscience and scuttlebutt; this new book makes a mock of modern man's flimsy shibbeloths -- the giveaway, international dithers, highpressure salesmanship and doubletalk vituperation and lightyear finances -- when a trade weekly for butchers becomes the mouthpiece of a showy literary critic and his fellow writers. They blew up a scientist's study of to military proportions; they use a love letter competition to win a bride; they ride herd on the case of a man now in a mental institution; they go gunning for an evangelist.... Several agents for various fronts get in the deal; the love letter contest is bought out by the richest man in the world -- a knowing Emir who knows how to win the girl too; and their rocketing paper is bought out with profit for all...Some bright talk on old and new shambles surrounds -- who is at times too sapiens for his own good. The accent here is cultured English.

Publisher: Lippincott