NIKOS AND THE IKON by Terry Reid

NIKOS AND THE IKON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Alternately catering to the childish humor no child humors and stuffing nonsense with long deadly descriptions. . . for openers (p. 2): ""The chapel was very old and neglected and seemed to be carved out of the surrounding hillside. . . almost hidden by the trees and wild plants and flowers. . . . Weeds sprouted from the broken stone terrace. . . and, here and there, coarse mountain grass pushed its way through the cracks. . . . "" If you still want to know the story, suffice it to say that an orphaned (why?) boy named Nikos observes some odd goings-on while shepherding, which help his Greek village to find its stolen ikon of St. George. Two priests--thieves in disguise--and two honest tourists explain it all, at least when one Dr. Andritsopoulos puts the two and two together at the Hotel Olympus.

Pub Date: May 21st, 1970
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman