THREE WAYS TO MECCA by Edwin Corle

THREE WAYS TO MECCA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Corle probably had an idea, that everyone seeks his Mocca- or happiness- in a different way, but he seems to have lost it in a confusion of Californian eccentrics who indulge in absurdities that are not too amusing. There is Oliver Walling, a successful author, who runs around in a custom-made dog suit (later psychoanalytically explained); Peggy Erhart, four times married and undecided as to marriage to Dr. Erdman, Freudian psychologist, or a future as high Priestess of the Silent Sanctuary. Oliver, about to receive the visit of his old friend, John Lackland, is seen in flashback with Lackland in Paris sixteen years before. The Paris episode is the best part of the book, all the right names are there, and there's none of the burlesque which often makes one wonder just whom Corle is ridiculing- you or me.

Pub Date: June 11th, 1947
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce