THE BOMB IN THE ATTIC by Jacob Hay

THE BOMB IN THE ATTIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If there are snickers in pornography, this sets them on target. Frederick William Lazenby, an editor of Youth Outlook, is charged with being a sex maniac and this is his story of how it all happened. Old friend Dr. Savoury, on a juvenile delinquency project and off to Europe, leaves his collection of ""feelthy litrachoor"" in Lazenby's Washington attic; Lazenby as agent for more to come moves it, and its additions, to a hideout; through the connections he deals with learns more about sex situations relating to his employers and the staff of Youth; plays hide and seek with a private investigator and predatory females; evades his wife's suspicions; bends his elbow to the point of breakage; finally -- on trial after utter ruin -- declares for his innocence and earns a valid victory. A try for de Vries cum Perelman and even Walter Mitty, this misses what the masters could have made of it.

Publisher: Macmillan