Thursday, February 27, 2014

That Uncertain Feeling, by Kingsley Amis

  • Title:  That Uncertain Feeling
  • Author:  Kingsley Amis
  • Purchased Used on
  • Started:  2/15/2014
  • Finished: 2/26/2014
Being a librarian in my professional life, at some point I must have decided to read books where the protagonist was a librarian. Years ago I heard abou the book I'm discussing in this post, and when I couldn't easily locate it, I lost interest.
Well a few months ago while flipping through the channels waiting for my wife to get ready before we headed out, an old Peter Sellers movie was starting.  That movie was called "Only Two Can Play" and while I only caught a few minutes, it opened with a great quote from Emerson ("It is not observed that Librarians are wiser men than others") and was very entertaining.  At least the 20 mins or so I watched.
When researching  the moving "only two can play" I discovered it was based on the book I'm discussing, "That Uncertain Feeling" so I decided to just buy the damn book and read it.
I liked liked some of it, and disliked other parts.  I found the first half of the book very enjoyable.  Funny, smart, entertaining.  It reminded me to the Updike Rabbit books.  But then it devolved, in my opinion, and was quickly wrapped up with a somewhat lame ending.
So much for librarian books, I suppose...

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