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I felt an old and hateful excitement beginning to stir in me, the kind which,
although mingled with apprehension, has the property of soon casting off any
hateful ingredient. In the preceding few years I'd spent a good deal of time and
energy in ...
It wasn't a footing I could begin to define, but I felt it was one I liked. The dry sand
under the soles of my feet made a curious tickling. I walked up to Elizabeth and
put my arm round her waist. She turned toward me and kissed me jovially.
I ran my hand down her back and her flesh felt hard and marine, not like a
person's, and her hair when it brushed my shoulder was like a sheaf of wet
grasses. Quite soon I'd had enough. The pressure of cold on my skin had settled
into an ...
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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