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I think I also had a problem with the fact that there is not a really likeable character in this book.
This is a book that all students struggling to get degrees in English must read: everything in this book will be familiar to you, and you will LAUGH!
This is a wonderful sendup of academia, particularly Liberal Arts colleges and the whole field of literary criticism.
The Lecturer's Tale is both a good novel and a bad novel. Its strength lies in the fact that it is one of the best and most complete ethnographic descriptions in the past 20-years... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Hector
This is a hard book to rate. The first half is so good! Spot-on parody. Perhaps funnier for people who've worked in higher education, or at least were students recently. Read morePublished 22 months ago by booklover
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for" says Robert Browning and that is how James Hynes" The Lecturer's Tale begins. Read morePublished on March 24, 2012 by booknblueslady
Hynes' books are seductive - I can't help but read them, even though the whole time I'm irritated by his false modesty. Read morePublished on January 15, 2012 by Carol
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I am definately a new fan of James Hynes. As an English Lit major, I enjoyed insight into the catty cut throat world of a prestigious... Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by Lorna Reutner
I added James Hynes name to my list of authors-to-read after seeing a positive review of his latest novel in the NYTimes Book Review. Read morePublished on December 6, 2010 by Beth Quinn Barnard
This is one of the best books I've ever read. It offered satire, excellent writing, magic, was thought provoking, -- it had everything.Published on November 20, 2009 by Elisabeth Lehrer
This is a very entertaining book, and you need not be an English major or academic to enjoy it. Some of the reviews here are perhaps a bit stuffier than the book warrants (showing... Read morePublished on October 11, 2007 by Always Reading
If you work in academia you'll be bowled over by Hynes' utterly hilarious and deadly accurate rendering of recognizable faculty personality types. Read morePublished on April 16, 2007 by B. Schemer