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Review: Jill

User Review  - Roger Pettit - Goodreads

'Jill' by Philip Larkin is a frustratingly erratic novel. It starts promisingly, then dips considerably before rallying in its final section. I came near to giving up on it during the very dull and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dan Honeywell - Goodreads

4 Stars for great writing. 3 1/2 stars for the story. Read full review

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User Review  - Erez Davidi - Goodreads

Jill is a wonderful story about a Young Englishman from a working class family, who attends Oxford on a scholarship, and his attempt to fit in with people from higher classes of society. Larkin has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Larkin's talent is very obvious here, but so is his youth. Clearly there was much he wanted to write about, and he crammed it all in. If the story had a little more shape, it might have been first ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leonard Entwistle - Goodreads

Enjoying so far but main character is quite annoying! He became even more annoying as book wore on, starting to skim read towards the end to finish book off. Very well written in descriptive prose ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Harris - Goodreads

This is at some points a touching story about a northern boy's feelings of displacement when he arrives at Oxford - a discomfort repeated in his parents' visit at the end - and the bombing of John's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anna Devereux - Goodreads

Probably one of the most distressing books I have ever read. Read full review

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User Review  - Chiffchaff Birdy - Goodreads

Not as good as a girl in winter and I didnt like the jill device at all. Gave up before the end. It was fascinating in the early sections however. Read full review

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User Review  - Ineffablyschmoo - Goodreads

This book was stylishly written, with some wonderfully and sharply observed passages, highlighting the snobbery and carelessness of people in social circles 'above' the protagonist, who is a new ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

I guess I just didn't relate to it. Oh, well. Read full review


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