Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Free at the end …

All Free Now. Some Thoughts on Kingsley Amis's Novel 'Girl, 20' - Mail Online - Peter Hitchens blog. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
When I first read it, oh, 40 years ago, I thought it one of the funniest things I had ever read. The description of the all-in wrestling bout, experienced for the first time, made me speechless with laughter,  and even now, with its novelty gone and its bloom faded, it still produces a belly laugh or two. A lot of his humour and perception come from the fact that he actually listened to what people actually said, and how it sounded

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