by David Lodge
A successful sitcom writer with plenty of money, a stable marraige, a platonic mistress and a flash car, Laurence 'Tubby' Passmore has more reason than most to be happy. Yet neither physiotherapy nor aromatherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy or acupuncture can cure his puzzling knee pain or his equally inexplicable mid-life angst.
As Tubby's life fragments under the weight of his self-obsession, he embarks - via Kierkegaard, strange beds from Rummidge to Tenerife to Beverly Hills, a fit of literary integrity and memories of his 1950s South London boyhood - on a picaresque quest for his lost contentment.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/04/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099554196
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Review by tulstig
An amusing book, but no real hearty laughs like 'Deaf Sentence' the previous one I'd read by the same author. At one point I got a little lost as to what was happening, but caught up a little alter. The final part was interesting, and clearly the reason I had been gifted the book in the first place! (No spoilers here!)