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The British Museum is Falling Down - David Lodge,
This review is from: The British Museum Is Falling Down (Paperback)
I mulled over whether this gets four or five stars. It got five because, while it isn't a masterpiece, it's a perfect little example of its form. In line with other books I read and love, it probably gets a four, but in terms of books I read that are supposedly "funny", satirical portraits of an aspect of life in pretty (particularly if they are of an "academic" bent), whatever, this pretty much eclipses all others I've read. It's a slim, sprightly volume and slides down very quickly and easily, and it's very very funny. Refreshingly so. It's witty, intelligent, draped in subtle allusions to literary history, and its humour doesn't seem strained or silly.
I liked this a great deal. As comic novels go, this is a very fine example.