Lucky Jim
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Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
Literature
Aug 11, 2018
A riotous satire of English university life, the engaging and high-spirited Lucky Jim had a huge impact in its time, setting the style for postwar fiction and helping to define the generation of “Angry Young Men” in 1950s Britain. But this Angry Young Man is as funny as they come, and the novel’s send-up—its explosion, really—of the codes and constraints of both British and academic snobbery has a reckless verve that is both entertaining and exhilarating.
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Oct 28, 2018
Delicious satire that still stands up to today's standards.I read Lucky Jim 35 years ago, and I feel like I should re read it again soon, in light of the things going on in society today
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Oct 28, 2018
Been there, done that story of coming-of-age
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Dec 26, 2018
Years after reading this novel (in my twenties), I still remember laughing aloud on the subway. That’s one mark of a great novel.
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