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"Waiting never did this kind of thing any good, you know." "Don't say that, there's
a good girl. It's just that things aren't too bright at home." "I'm sorry to hear that, but
you'll just have to wear it, won't you? Don't forget you've committed yourself.
Here." "Thanks." I drew at the black thing cautiously; its end seemed to crackle
like a firework. "Go ahead." "Cheero, then, Elizabeth," Stan Johns called out. "See
you next week. And thanks again. Lovely party." "Bye-bye, Stan, bye-bye, Margot
Since I seemed to have piloted myself into the position of being immoral and
moral at the same time, the thing was to keep trying not to be immoral, and then
to keep trying might turn into a habit. I was always, at least until I reached the ...
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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