I Like it Here

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Penguin Books, 1968 - 187 pages
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Review: I Like it Here

User Review  - Lachlan - Goodreads

Being a kind of ex-pat in Portugal myself who "likes it here", I read this brief novel from the 50s. The Portugal Amis evokes is the period of Salazar's despotic rule, but much of it is still very ... Read full review

Review: I Like it Here

User Review  - Anthony Peter - Goodreads

I read this as it was my book group's choice. Liked it as a quick read, though some of Amis' genial ranting became tedious to me. I was taken aback by the response of some book group's members: they ... Read full review

About the author (1968)

Kingsley Amis is generally considered one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s. He was born in London in 1922 and educated at the City of London School. He received a degree in English language and literature from St. John's College, Oxford, in 1947. Until 1961 Amis lectured in English at University College, Swansea, and for the following two years at Cambridge. In 1947 Amis published his first collection of poems, Bright November. Frame of Mind followed in 1953 and Poems: Fantasy Portraits in 1954. His first novel, Lucky Jim (1954), established his reputation as a writer. He followed with That Uncertain Feeling (1956), and I Like It Here (1958). A longtime James Bond devotee, Amis wrote a James Bond adventure after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964. Amis's study of the famous spy was titled The James Bond Dossier (1965). Amis received the Booker Prize for the Old Devils (1986). Amis's later works include Memoirs (1990), and The King's English, a collection of essays on the craft of writing well. Amis was knighted in 1990. He died in 1995.

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