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Iris Murdoch's first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers rub shoulders with successful bookies, and film starlets with frantic philosophers. Its hero, Jake Donaghue, is a drifting, clever, likeable young man who makes a living out of translation work and sponging on his friends. A meeting with Anna, an old flame, leads him into a series of fantastic adventures. Jake is...
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Didn't love it, didn't hate it! Amusing enough though...
Mar 17th, 2021
ugh....one of these that I know is supposed to be great...but I just didn't like Jake at all....ugh
Feb 20th, 2018
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95th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library