Picks and Pans Review: New in Paperback

updated 12/17/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/17/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

>TALES FROM MARGARITAVILLE Those who favor singer Jimmy Buffett will savor his sunny adventure yarns; others might keep the tequila, lime and ice handy to give his prose more kick. (Fawcett Columbine)


Using Mick Martin and Marsha Porter's brief but comprehensive listings—cross-referenced by actor, director and title—you can be in the know and out of the vid store with movies worth watching faster than it takes to nuke a snack. (Ballantine)

THE HUSTONS Author Lawrence Grobel's gossip-crammed 787 pages about this famous cinematic dynasty offer more chronology than critique and focus mostly on actor-director John (The Maltese Falcon) Huston. (Avon)

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