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Manifestations of such an outbreak or of something or other still lingered: an
oldish man asleep with his head on the arm of a chair and his trousers covered
with cigarette ash ; a youngish man seated upright on one of those pouf things, ...
She picked up a massively embossed cigarette box and scattered its contents,
twenty or thirty cigarettes, on the floor. "The moment anyone comes up here start
picking these up. You can pant as much as you like after that." She snapped the ...
I thought how much I liked him, as he stood there in his^ mucked-up finery, not
inquiring why I had these or any cigarettes on me, not wondering how I'd
happened to be out at this time, not thinking there was anything odd about
anything, not, ...
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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