cover image Some Can Whistle

Some Can Whistle

Larry McMurtry. Pocket Books, $6.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-72213-5

At 51, fat, lonely and rich Danny Deck (from All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers ) is contacted by his 22-year-old daughter, whom he last saw on the night of her birth. PW was disappointed with McMurtry's performance: ``Full of events that defy credibility, and peopled with characters whose relentless eccentricities are not remotely appealing, the novel further suffers from rampant sentimentality.'' (Sept.)