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3.45  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 24th 1986 by Grafton
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Mark Desrosiers
Oct 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
This long out-of-print novel was pressed into my hand many weeks ago by a groovy, demented Nabokov obsessive who hangs about my workplace all day. This is the guy I'm always trying to strongarm into reading some Kingsley Amis or A.L. Kennedy -- decent comic novelists -- but he will only read funny books which Nabokov approved. Which means Jubb by Keith Waterhouse, apparently mentioned in an obscure Vlad interview. I checked the book out the library, and let it gather some dust for a few weeks be ...more
Neale
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sexual intercourse began, according to Philip Larkin, in 1963 - between the lifting of the Chatterley ban and the Beatles' first LP. It was also the year, appropriately enough, when 'Jubb', Keith Waterhouse's follow-up to 'Billy Liar', was published.

Jubb is a highly Larkinesque character, with his obsessive interest in naked women, his physical self-loathing, his belief (well-justified) that the world of sex has passed him by. The book is remarkably frank for its era: it takes place at that mom
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Garry Nixon
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite what it says on the cover of the early edition paperback, this ain't no Lolita, though a comparative study might be interesting. It was a first to read a novel in which one naturally sympathised with the narrator until a moment came when one thought, "ugh". ...more
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Keith Spencer Waterhouse CBE, was a novelist, newspaper columnist, and the writer of many television series.

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