DELILAH by Marcus Goodrich


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For two years this book has been on F & R's list, but it is now actually scheduled for this date. A Discoverer's Selection, but a difficult book to place. It is not for conservatives -- it is primarily a man's book. There are powerful scenes, explosive, grotesque, and the man can write. But the plot is elusive, -- a succession of tableaux rather than straight story, each of increasing brutality and primitiveness. ""Delilah"" is the name of a USN destroyer, stationed in the Sulu Sea, a savage, uncharted country, and the boat is manned by riffraff of the world. A few of the characters stand clear. The story shifts focus, -- a searching party in an isolated cave, the explosion of a submarine, shark against man, the round of life on board the destroyer in peace time. This is keyed to the market of Lightship but is a more violent book.

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 1940
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart