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Sighing, I pulled the chain. From the hall, the noise of the party was tremendous,
reverting to the pitch, I guessed, that I'd heard over the phone. I stopped to admire
a sort of infernal-colliery painting from the brush, or perhaps the trowel, of a ...
There seemed to be four knobs under / the dials and I pulled the right-hand one. "
The end of civilization as we know it," a voice said. "Good night." I returned this
farewell and pushed the knob back. There was a fifth knob I hadn't seen and this
When I tried to infuse something more personal than joviality into our embrace,
she surprised me by pulling away and leading me by the hand down the beach.
Why? What was there down there? Then I heard the sea. Oh, of course,
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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