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
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
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
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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.
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
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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
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
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