Picks and Pans Review: New in Paperback

updated 09/19/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/19/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>THE RULES OF ATTRACTION

Less Than Zero author Bret Easton Ellis' second novel offers more students—in New Hampshire this time—slouching toward graduation. (Penguin)

THE MAKING OF THE AFRICAN QUEEN Katharine Hepburn recalls Bogie, director John Huston and the film at whose script she once scoffed. (Plume)

ISAK DINESEN: THE LIFE OF A STORYTELLER Judith Thurman's biography, exploring the world of the author of Out of Africa, is as literate and heatedly intense as the works of its subject. (St. Martin's)

THE PORTABLE CURMUDGEON Don't get sputtering mad, get eloquently even with barbs compiled by Jon Winokur from such quotable rascals as W.C. Fields and Dorothy Parker. (NAL)

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