Little reader lost in a welter of verbiage. Thayer hasn't even a good plot this time, and usually he spins a better than average yarn. He takes a Superman, introduces him to a motley crew, and provides him with an audience for airing his views on world problems, satirically handled. The account of the efforts of a brilliant Hollywood magnate to escape the futility of his life, of his disappearance, his search for his gangster brother, his experiences at a small college, his finding of the brother -- and his father -- and a shooting up which lands him in jail, where he finds peace. Thayer has a knack for clever word slinging, but this needs more than that.