THE HONEY MAN by

THE HONEY MAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A short (count your blessing?), raunch-styled novel which deals with honeyman-grantsman-cocksman Butt Hardin at a small if well-endowed university in Florida where ""people do not hold him to the Ten Commandments."" And where he's done very well either raising money or skirts (his wife has her own outside interest--a sex therapist for a time). At this particular moment he's considering (a) becoming the new dean and (b) becoming really more than just indiscriminately involved with the dean's daughter Sunny. Toward the end you'll get to know his better side--yes, he does have one--when everything happens: his wife's divorce action, Sunny's defection; the death of his nice friend, a philosopher, who has gotten a point about life across to him; and the offer. He settles and disposes of everything in the unexpected show of genuine self-respect which will leave you with a warmer smile. Until then it's only been funny in spots--the ones that are really orifices.

Pub Date: June 16th, 1976
Publisher: Dutton