Private Parts in Public Places

by Robin Cook. Atheneum, $4.95. This novel is intended to prove that British society is going to pot at all levels, and does it with a cast of freaks. Every character, from the moldering nobleman to the senile gardener, is degenerate, deformed, criminal, or just plain nuts. The style is violent, eccentric, and savagely comic, but is not consistent, because the author intrudes moral asides. A pity.