THE OTHER HORSEMAN by Philip Wylie

THE OTHER HORSEMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This was reported originally in 11/15/41, when scheduled for post-Christmas publication. Now heading for July 2nd. ""The famous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were accompanied by a fifth, Reality, but to Reality small heed was paid. Such is the symbol back of the story of Jimmy Bailey who returns from wartime England to his indifferent, isolationist western home town. Boycotted by his parents and their country club set of America Firsters, witnessing his younger brother deliberately cracking himself up to dodge draft, Bailey finds sympathy only in Corinth, with whom he has been working on poison gases, and in Audrey, who pursues him. Wylie is a versatile skilled hand in working a good bit of international innuendo into the media of a light, pop novel. He makes it smooth reading, convincing and absorbing, as Jimmy's brother and sister finally recognize the truth, a life is sacrificed to save a secret formula, and Jimmy stays in the United States to help the cause he endorses. Good rentals -- above average.

Pub Date: July 2nd, 1942
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart