ROSEBUD by Joan & Paul Bonnecarrere Hemingway


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Rosebud's not a flexible flyer but a yacht where five girls of assorted nationalities -- one of them the daughter of just about the richest man in the world -- are detained by the Black September kamikaze while demands are made to the world and their pleas along with films of their distress, in the buff, are circulated. So does everything else in a polyglut of flights, embassies, news agencies, foreign agents, political and moneyed interests and while the situation is catchy, you are not always sure that the authors (Miss Hemingway is Ernest's young granddaughter) know quite what to do with it beyond the principle of perpetual momentum. The general effect's quite like spending three days in a transit lounge but the tone is enthusiastic and they have a taste for ali kinds of highpowered referrals -- acronyms, numbered accounts, and one man who must have eaten lots of hamburger helper to become a ""combination of Tarzan, James Bond, Mandrake the Magician and Zorro.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1974
Publisher: Morrow