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Kingsley Amis. Aht usual thing, presumably: when nothing's going on or likely to
start going on, which is a lot of the time, I start practicing certain poses and tones
and phrases, for no very clear reason. Anyway, I often used to behave like that in
He's only got a couple of years more to run, anyway. Vernon's got that committee
in the palm of his hand, they just can't afford not to do as he says. Well, what do
you think of it? Aren't you pleased?" No wonder Gruffydd- Williams had seemed ...
He's half-cut, anyway." By the way Jean snapped this out I could visualize exactly
the look on her face, her chin raised, her eyes half-closed and blinking rapidly,
her lips showing their full thickness. So there was still no point in looking at her, ...
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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