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Ralph Messenger is approaching fifty and feeling rather pleased with himself. As director of Cognitive Science at the University of Gloucester he is in demand on the study of human consciousness. Despite his implicit agreement with his wife not to stray, he is tempted by novelist Helen Read. His outlook on life, and bold advances seem to fascinate her. She resists until a series of events that radically confirm the truth of Ralph's dictum, "we can never know for certain what another person is thinking..."
Written by a true professional. Has great humour, insight and verve. A highly recommend book and priced so well for the Kindle.Published 17 months ago by Antonio Moretti
No complaints about condition or service. All good.
An enjoyable a witty read - looking out for more by author.
A wonderfully innovative narrative and so very glad to see Professor Lodge back on the university campus - the place he really knows best (I'd leave Hawaii well alone !!). Read morePublished on 10 May 2012 by D. Sedgwick
David Lodge's 'Nice Work' appeared on my university reading list and I devoured it, transposing my lecturers onto my reading and identifying with figures of the industrial world I... Read morePublished on 10 Sept. 2011 by Cherry Coombe
Once upon a time David Lodge wrote satirical novels about a fictitious University, involving a little bit of good healthy sexual innuendo and quite a lot of wit. Read morePublished on 23 Aug. 2011 by Ms. Fiona Allen
This novel is light and inconsequential but fun. I read it years ago, when it first appeared, and when I was in the community of researchers into the science of consciousness. Read morePublished on 6 April 2011 by Andrew Ross
David Lodge is at his best when writing about what he knows and he knows campus life well. His protagonist, Ralph Messenger, is a cognitive scientist who is trying to record all... Read morePublished on 6 Dec. 2010 by Moonlit
I first read this book in 2001 and have just re-read it with much enjoyment. It made me laugh out-loud: partly because of the familiarity of the setting in a university, the story... Read morePublished on 13 July 2009 by Bluebell
This book is an entertaining story, and it's as simple as that. The male hero reminds me distinctly of the real-life zoologist Dawkins, in his arrogant assuredness of the... Read morePublished on 11 Nov. 2005 by Oliver Lea