The legendary sportswriter Red Smith once remarked that writing was
not difficult: "All you do is sit down in front of a typewriter and
open up a vein." Imagine for a moment the accomplishments of Herman
Wouk. Apparently not content to rest on a duly deserved reputation
for such works as THE CAINE MUTINY and THE WINDS OF WAR, to name
just two of his novels, he continues to publish at the age of 88.
Lest anyone believe that he is living on his past, A HOLE IN TEXAS,
his most recent effort, is a lively and entertaining novel,
enjoyable and easy to read.
The hole in A HOLE IN TEXAS is the aborted excavation in the Lone