Ernest K. Gann | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Pierce Fredericks

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Critical Essay by Pierce Fredericks

Previously a skillful producer of broad-shouldered adventures, Ernest Gann tries for something more like the Ivy Look in ["The Trouble with Lazy Ethel"] and manages to be more or less continually entertaining. His heroine this time is no member of the nubility, but a young lady with the general contours of a Notre Dame tackle. His hero (so laconic as to seem at times retarded) is a weatherman who can be loosely characterized as scared of girls….

The reader should be warned that material just about sufficient for a long short story has been pumped up to novel length, but Mr. Gann manages to keep up the fun almost all the way.

Pierce Fredericks, "Reluctant Hurricane," in The New York Times Book Review (© 1958 by The New York Times Company; reprinted by permission), September...

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