MASH GOES TO MAINE by Richard Hooker

MASH GOES TO MAINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A welcome, random more of the surgical wonders of M*A*S*H, namely Trapper John, ""blacker'n hell"" Spearchucker, Goofus MacDuff, but primarily Maine's aboriginal original, Hawkeye Pierce, who will always look like Donald Sutherland and now recruits them to work with him in Spruce Harbor. Be it admitted that Mr. Hooker is the most haphazard of storytellers (which no doubt accounted for the fact that the original book was rejected by 21 publishers) -- nonetheless you'll enjoy this ramshackling continuity in which you'll meet Doggy Moore who holds office hours on the golf course, one patient per hole; or orderly-bookie Jocko Allcock; or the Reverend Titcomb and his ministry of applied marriage counselling; or Hawkeye's successful removal of another doctor by keeping a case of clap in identifiable circulation. As a change of pace, there's one nice sad inset on the death (cancer) of his old friend, an islander Moose Lord. . . . Most of it is jeezly unorthodox and funny and it should take aholt of part of that 1,000,000 readership from here to theyuh.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1971
Publisher: Morrow