THE INVISIBLE MAN, WOOFMAN,AND THE GENIUS
Skin and Bones is the story of Mr. Quintus Bland, the eminent photographer, whose efforts to perfect X-ray film had, one evening, the unfortunate effect of leaving Mr. Bland in the position of an X-ray film himself; in other words, he found himself suddenly no more than a skeleton. __________
The event took place in a resort to which Mr. Bland had fled following a marital discussion of modern art and black underware - lace-trimmed, and its effect on waiters and guests left little to be desired. But that was no more symptomatic of its effect on the great outer world, and eventually on Mrs.Bland herself. Into this story of the unwilling skeleton in society is woven the same gay, infectious, unrestrained laughter that has been typical of all Thorne Smith's books, and the same astute observation and understanding of life.
The cockeyed brillance of Thorne Smith is incomparable. His fresh and infectious halarity has no peer. He is, in a word, UNIQUE!