Shadows Move Among Them, by Edgar Mittelh¨olzer. Uninhibited high jinks about a highly nonconformist pastor in British Guiana, somewhat befogged by the suggestion that it all adds up to ethical Utopia (TIME, Sept. 17).
The Holy Sinner, by Thomas Mann. A medieval version of the Oedipus legend with a happy ending; retold with affectionate irony and a new twist or two (TIME, Sept. 10).
Lie Down in Darkness, by William Styron. Decay and aimlessness in country-club Virginia; a first novel by a 26-year-old Southerner who writes well if not refreshingly (TIME, Sept. 10).