Untitled comment. In Attacks of Taste, edited by Evelyn B. Byrne and Otto M. Penzler, 29. New York: Gotham Book Mart. Limited edition of 500 copies. In response to the editors’ question about his adolescent reading, Mailer responded: “I’m afraid my favorite novels in high school were The Amateur Gentleman by Jeffrey Farnol and Rafael Sabatini’s Captain Blood.” This volume consists of the answers of writers to this question. See 79.30.