Book :: Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim
By: Kingsley Amis
Pages: 272
Published: 1954
Genre(s): Humor
Literary Fiction
Rating: (4)


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Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954. This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better than most that “there was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than...

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Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

Very pleasant to read, reminds me of how people feel when they don't do what they want.

Feb 23rd, 2019

forline forline

What a wonderful read!!! New enjoyable author!!

Jan 5th, 2018

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Mar 20th, 2014

red13x red13x

A very good book, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I was expecting silly, slapstick humour with no real storyline but instead I found it clever and funny, with a good storyline to go with it. This has tempted me to check out Kingsley Amis' other books.

Jan 4th, 2014

Lucky Jim appears on these lists...

65th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

35th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

70th on Books of the Century by Waterstone