THE PREMAR EXPERIMENT by Robert Rimmer

THE PREMAR EXPERIMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This massive gastric insult evolved (wrong word) out of the Harrad experiment--a college of small communes where everyone rooms (wrong word) with members of the opposite sex and color. One would have a happier time finding le mot juste if one had attended Premar since the curriculum includes Word Power Made Easy, along with the Alex Comfort books. The Premars are supervised by Compars, house parents, but all of them streak through the pages here as ""naked as jaybirds"" (take a body count of that phrase). To give token acknowledgement to the intermingling personnel--well, there's Bren Gattman, a Jewish/Hindu ""fireball,"" and Ellen O'Day, and Merle who is married to a Caribbean macho militant Rais, ""The Black Castro,"" who seems to have knocked up Laura (Bren's sister) who will deliver her ""purple kid"" via natural childbirth and lots of spectator participation. Bob Rimmer's prose is as wadded as a tampon with Word Power Made Easy aphorisms such as: ""The whole secret of the world is prick and pussy power""; ""You don't know a dame until you're looking up her squish""; ""All of us are learning a new loving sensitivity toward another person"" and ""While I had read conversations like this, I had never engaged in one--certainly not to this degree of vulgarity.

Pub Date: May 26th, 1975
Publisher: Crown