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Some sort of lobbying, some sort of logrolling, seemed to be being offered. But it
couldn't be, could it, not really, not to me? I knew theoretically, from hearing my
father talk, that this sort of thing went on, but it was a shock, and an unpleasant ...
"Now I'm not reproaching you, John boy, but doesn't that seem to you to savor of .
. . well, of logrolling, shall I term it?" "You're way off the beam, Ieuan," I said.
Somehow phrases like this always, and only, occurred to me when with Jenkins.
And I'll ask about the jacket next time I get together with them to do a bit of
logrolling." As I was leaving, Jenkins, cheerful again, suddenly handed me a
piece of paper which he described as my pigeon. I walked back along the
corridor trying to ...
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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