'There is no doubt [J.P. Marquand] is an acute and often brilliant observer of
middle class manners. He should be classed with John O'Hara in this respect:
ther merciless eye of a born reporter, the sensitive ear for speech, the gift of
creating atmosphere and social types. These are fine assests for any
writer....' -- Maxwell Geismar, American Moderns: FromRebellion to Conformity.