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For the moment there was little noise, only a deep bass throbbing that could be
felt rather than heard. There was noise all right the moment we opened the swing
doors. My ears were filled to capacity with an uproar of voices and movement, ...
Twice, unmistakably, I heard Whetstone's laugh from near the hut. Some sort of
nervousness was rising out of the pit of my stomach and making me want to
shiver a little. At first I thought it was just the prospect of experiencing Whetstone's
"Give my regards to your wife," I heard her shouting. The dentist groaned loudly.
She's used that one before, I thought, but it's a good one all the same. I couldn't
blame her for using it; what I'd done must strike her as perverse, cruel, and
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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