cover image The Barnum Museum

The Barnum Museum

Steven Millhauser. Plume Books, $8.95 (240pp) ISBN 978-0-452-26702-2

Among these 10 stories are ``A Game of Clue'' based on the famous board game and its characters, and ``Klassic Komix #1'' starring Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock. The tales ``smartly conform to the dictates of literary fashion,'' said PW. ``Alone, any of these pieces might seem novel or stimulating, but collectively they become repetitious, oppressively belletristic.'' (Nov.)