Picks and Pans Review: Alnilam

updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

by James Dickey

Pretentious, condescending and self-conscious, this novel about a WW II-era pilot and his father will have readers who remember Dickey's earlier work praying for Deliverance.

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