cover image Good Terrorist

Good Terrorist

Doris May Lessing. Vintage Books USA, $12 (456pp) ISBN 978-0-394-74629-6

Lessing (The Golden Notebook, etc.) offers a bleak analysis of a decaying world in this tale about a group of British radicals who get mixed up in terrorist activities far beyond their level of competence. PW commented that the ""compulsively readable story . . . vividly displays the full array of Lessing's superb gifts as a traditional writer.'' (October)