Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

Book - 1990
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Reissue of a novel first published in 1954. It tells the story of Jim Dixon - lower middle-class anti-hero - charting his social gaffes, cultural philistinism, inept relationships and crawling to superiors. The author's other books include The Old Devils, which won the 1986 Booker Prize.
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 1990, c1953
ISBN: 9780575034846
057503484X
Characteristics: 256 p

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sydavey
Jan 07, 2019

Believable to any attending a college of higher learning with it's entrenched authorities and upstart understudies. Third novel I've read by Kingsley Amis and realize while this is his classic, quoted by social historians of 1950s England as adding a voice for the 'angry young men (and women)' of the post war period. Timeless detailed novel that sustains uproarious laughter. Great read.

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dinokale
Jan 20, 2015

I laughed out loud with this one.

patienceandfortitude May 06, 2014

I know a couple people who think this is the funniest book ever. I found it amusing and charming and well-written, but not hilarious. It's worth a read.

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robwash
Oct 07, 2013

I just love this book. It is so absurd, so ridiculous, and so funny, yet most adults can see similar situations in their lives.

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macierules
Oct 15, 2012

The ultimate situation comedy. Jim Dixon is my new hero.

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derykworrall
Jan 27, 2010

This is an excellent read. Reminds me of David Lodge or Stephen Fry.

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