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Under the Net
By: Iris Murdoch
Pages: 253
Published: 1954
Genre(s): England
Literary Fiction
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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

forline forline of these that I know is supposed to be great...but I just didn't like Jake at all....ugh

Feb 20th, 2018

Under the Net appears on these lists...

95th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library

90th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph