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Blowing Spy Whistle

April 13, 1986

Regarding Dick Lochte's review of "The Bourne Supremacy" by Robert Ludlum (The Book Review, March 23), warm and enthusiastic thanks for blowing the whistle on the spy and mystery writers whose overblown novels seem to ride the best-seller lists despite their inferiorities. Hype by greedy publishers, I presume.

One would think that at these ridiculous prices, the second-rate "thrillers" would be ignored by readers. The fact that they continue to sell in the millions surely is a commentary on the TV intellects of the buyers. Possibly one should be gratified that these people read anything.

BERT HOLLOWAY

Palm Desert

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