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Then I swayed my long thin body over the rows of tickets, taking my time about
bringing my face nearer the woman's. My face is a round and rubicund one, and
a girl I once knew used to say it looked cheerful, but that was before I got this job.
What you think's me being gloomy's just the sensitivity of my face, see?" "Oh quite
, quite. But I think you ought to . . . you know, have a bash occasionally, let go and
enjoy yourself." "Now you're talking," I said, throwing her cigarette away and ...
His normal appearance was one of a rather infamous vitality, but at this moment
his face was heavy and pouchy with fatigue of one sort or another. His eyes,
which looked as though they might heal over if he allowed them to close,
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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