Picks and Pans Review: S.
updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
The great novelist uses a story of a liberated woman to deliver a sneakily misogynist message and uses the language of a religious commune to rip the sect business to shreds. Questions remain, however, about who is being hoist by whose petard in this sometimes nasty, sometimes just plain dull book.