Tag Archives: Kingsley Amis

David Lodge, “The British Museum is Falling Down”

Well, I’m pretty late arriving at this particular party. Guys, why didn’t you tell me? Now that I think of it, people have been suggesting for ages that I read David Lodge, but it wasn’t until The British Museum is … Continue reading

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Tom Rachman, “The Imperfectionists”

Has Tom Rachman written the obituary of the daily newspaper? Or is this just warmed-over Evelyn Waugh? Continue reading

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Kingsley Amis, “Lucky Jim”

This is one of those books that was on my parents’ book shelf. I tried to read it a number of times as a precocious child and then as a teenager — it was clearly marketed as humor but, like … Continue reading

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