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I observed the flow from the taps for some time, experimentally turning them off
and on and muttering to myself, waiting for the other to go so that I could check in
solitude which of three possible doors led directly to God's good air. He opened ...
"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.
Mrs. Davies downstairs waiting for Ken, and you two up here waiting for me. It
bloody well makes me feel treasured." "Take no notice of him, Gareth, he's just a
fool. Don't pay any attention. He's half-cut, anyway." By the way Jean snapped
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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