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In Lucky Jim, Amis introduces us to Jim Dixon, a junior lecturer at a British college who spends his days fending off the legions of malevolent twits that populate the school. His job is in constant danger, often for good reason. Lucky Jim hits the heights whenever Dixon tries to keep a preposterous situation from spinning out of control, which is every three pages or so. The final example of this--a lecture spewed by a hideously pickled Dixon--is a chapter's worth of comic nirvana. The book is not politically correct (Amis wasn't either), but take it for what it is, and you won't be disappointed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is going to be a tough review for me because what apparently makes the book notable – its portrayal of rapidly-evolving British social conventions regarding class and academia... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jeanette Thomas
After reading the reviews under THE FOURTH GALAXY READER, I don't believe this is the book everyone is reviewing. Read morePublished 14 days ago by gnome d. ploom
This novel sketches the pathetic outlines of the academic, professional, romantic and personal life of Jim Dixon, a very contingent faculty member in the department of history at... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Louis Foster
Rated as on of the funniest fiction novels ever, this book didn't disappoint. The protagonist names his hidden grimaces and facial contortions as he has to participate in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by kay ferrier
Just sat reading this book because it was recommended by a friend as the funniest book he's ever read. I started it but lost interest. I really can't review it appropriately. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen S Belinne
I always avoided this book while in college (it seemed to be required in a zillion courses) but someone I respected said it was the funniest book he'd ever read so I decided to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dale R. B.
I can't decide if it's lit or schtick but it satisfied my inner problem child and Jim does get lucky at the end and his foes are discomfited if not sent to hell screaming as he... Read morePublished 2 months ago by dbulow