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Here's How NOT To Buy A House

I’ve only read the prologue and first chapter of A House for Mr. Biswas, but I love the premise of the novel. It’s simplistic—almost Seinfeldesque in a sense. 227 more words


Help Me Pick The Next Novel I'll Read

So this is the post where I usually select and preview my next read, but I thought it would be fun to let you guys weigh in this time. 272 more words


November in Review

By now I got all my written exams and paper from last semester back. My GPA in the main subjects (civil, criminal and public law) is a solid 8, which is like a D if you had an ABCDEF system with F being failure. 1,008 more words


The Best Description Of A Hangover In Literature

Take it away, Lucky Jim. 

Dixon was alive again. Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way; not for him the slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep, but a summary, forcible ejection.

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The Most Awkward Office Party Ever

Lucky Jim is a novel full of beautiful awkwardness.

Amis’s style and tone remind me of Anthony Powell’s writing in A Dance To The Music Of Time… 463 more words


The Classics Club Challenge (6)

I haven’t posted an update for several months because there was nothing to update on. In September, though, I made a come-back in reading classics! 264 more words

Reading Updates

That Time Tolkien Was Your English Professor

The introduction to Lucky Jim contains this little nugget that might interest you if you’re a literature nerd like myself.

Kingsley Amis, who wrote Lucky Jim… 214 more words