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After a minute or so, she moved her hands back a little on the table top so that her
body and thighs were in a straight line. I felt an old and hateful excitement
beginning to stir in me, the kind which, although mingled with apprehension, has
He nodded at the two of us and moved quickly away, shutting the door of his
earth behind him. The woman raised her black eyebrows at me as if in
commentary upon the oddity of my colleagues. "Everything satisfactory?" I asked.
"Well, I rather ...
After a fitting interval, and as if quite independently of my action, she shifted in her
seat and moved her knee away. It wasn't, I said to myself, that she didn't like my
knee — that wasn't it at all. It was just that she wanted to give her full attention to ...
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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