cover image Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.. Berkley, $7.99 (336pp) ISBN 978-0-425-13021-6

While awaiting trial for an initially unspecified crime, Vietnam vet and college professor Eugene Debs Hartke realizes that he has killed exactly as many people as he has had sex with, a coincidence that causes him to doubt his atheism. According to PW , ``The cumulative power of the novel is considerable, revealing Vonnegut at his fanciful and playful best.'' (Nov.)