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What have you got to get back for?" "Well . . . nothing special. I just felt I ought to
be getting back to Jean, that's all." "What nonsense. You can stay away from her
for a couple of hours, can't you, without giving in to the homing instinct?" "She's ...
"You look like a man with a secret sorrow. What's the matter with you? I've noticed
, you often go off like that." "What? Go off like what?" "In the middle of a
conversation you'll suddenly go quiet, as if you're thinking about something." "Yes
I dealt with the book as foreshadowed above. He opened his eyes and smiled
lethargically, then plucked up the book as if it was burning him. "What's this?
What's this?" When I explained, he nodded several times and said: "There's a fine
on it, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nigeyb - LibraryThing
Very readable, albeit with an implausible upbeat ending. This book reminded me a bit of the John Updike Rabbit books. From what I recall, they also featured a central character who was unsure about ... Read full review
THAT UNCERTAIN FEELINGUser Review - Kirkus
A second book from one of the young English novelists (Lucky Jim was the first) continues his prodding of pomp and many circumstances, of upper class apings and ossified institutionalism. This takes ... Read full review