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I began giving an incredible imitation of a man whose mouth has been invaded
by a swarm of small flies or midges and who now wants to expel them. Spitting,
choking, kecking, retching, making a noise at the back of my mouth like one
Panting a little, unable to hold my mouth closed, I made myself more respectable.
The car arrived under the window and had its engine switched off. "What does he
want?" I inquired. "I expect he wants to sell you some oil shares." She was now ...
Yes, that's right, I thought as I said this: showing the expert where to find the
Encyclopaedia Britannica or the Cambridge History of English Literature. But I
was pleased with what I'd said. Salter wasn't; his mouth tightened and his face
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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