Eating People is Wrong

Eating People is Wrong Insanely funny depiction of members of the English department at a provincial English university

  • Title: Eating People is Wrong
  • Author: Malcolm Bradbury
  • ISBN: 9780897331890
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Insanely funny depiction of members of the English department at a provincial English university.

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    • F.R. says:

      It’s odd that in the afterward to ‘Eating People Is Wrong’ Malcolm Bradbury seems annoyed about the book being perceived as from the same line as ‘Lucky Jim’. One would have thought that having written a modern novel in the 1950s, set in a provincial British university, you’d expect the critics to reach for ‘Lucky Jim’ as a point of reference. Indeed if the comparison was found to be favourable, then your publishers would be skipping with glee at the quotes they could whack onto [...]

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    • Nea says:

      I randomly pulled this out of the Booksale rubble - that's how I fish for new titles and find awfully great, great authors - not to mention Andre Aciman, Jhumpa Lahiri and Jean Craighead George.For 127 pesoses, I was transported to the academic world of rural England in the 1950s. The book's a satire so I somewhat expected it to be a light read, only to be taken aback by the language and the sangkatutak na intellectual refinery necessary (prolly an exaggeration). And it was interesting! This boo [...]

    • Nicole says:

      Definitely not all I had hoped. I'm not sure whether it was never a very successful book, or if it simply hasn't aged well, but either way, it didn't work for this reader. It wasn't so bad I wanted to throw it across the room, but I found the characters' central dilemmas -- in particular, a construction of tolerance and liberalism that hamstrings them and keeps them from both meaningful decision making and real relationships with others -- neither funny nor touching. And I think their dilemma ne [...]

    • Sue says:

      My first impression that this was a bit of a museum piece being set in the late 1950's with its references to teddy boys and the new coffee bars. Within a short time however the description of the departmental dynamics and the striving for political correctness became all too familiar! I always blamed Tony Blair but it's apparent that the seeds were sown while he was still in nappies.

    • James says:

      'I'm tired of this bar. It's full of sociologists!'

    • Peggymca says:

      Enjoyable. Dense, so I couldn't read at my usual pace. English college in the 50's. Not a very good ending, which is explained by the author in the afterword written in the 80's. I'm glad to get the insight the afterword provided. How liberalism leads to inaction. Some of the conversations are really true about society yet today.

    • Simon says:

      A brilliant and frequently hilarious satire on academic life and the difficulties of being a liberal professor in 1950s England, Eating People is Wrong takes aim at the staff and students of a provincial university in a way that is biting, insightful and yet affectionate and poignant. No mean feat, that.

    • Nat says:

      The title of this book is great.

    • Shanelle says:

      Not really still sure how the title honestly fit the story

    • Chris says:

      Better was to comeI've previously read "Rates of Exchange" and "The History Man" (though too long ago to properly review) and enjoyed both of them. I enjoyed this too, although was left feeling that more could have been made of it. Written in 1959 it quite reasonably sits within the deep-seated attitudes and beliefs about race and sex that prevailed then, and needs to be read with this in mind.I would have liked to hear more about the hapless African student, Mr Eborebelosa, a character both fun [...]

    • Chris says:

      I've previously read "Rates of Exchange" and "The History Man" (though too long ago to properly review) and enjoyed both of them. I enjoyed this too, although was left feeling that more could have been made of it. Written in 1959 it quite reasonably sits within the deep-seated attitudes and beliefs about race and sex that prevailed then, and needs to be read with this in mind.I would have liked to hear more about the hapless African student, Mr Eborebelosa, a character both funny and tragic, but [...]

    • Peer says:

      Slow start, slow end. Story seems to go nowhere. Either way, the personages are to me quit regogniceable, professor Treece with his loneliness and student Bates with his foolishness, I would rather call him clumsy). The form is quit parabolic: it starts with a lonely professor who discovers his feelings for one of his older students. A romance starts, ends and Treece is lonely again. The one thing this novel showed is that you should not be to honest in an relationship, since it will break the r [...]

    • Ray says:

      This was a difficult read for me. No easy connection to the story or the characters or even the location. But it is a story of fitting in, love, and what one believes to be love. If you can read old British stories this is for you. Although a good book, I think I will stick with others.

    • David says:

      In the 1950s this was an achingly hip novel about the achingly hip “angry young men” (as if writing “Lucky Jim” is the angriest thing a young man can do). But I'm not sure you need to read it today. The story is a bit dull, and I found the Louis Bates character unbelievable.As Mrs Bishop put it:"wadays all the novels you seem to get are about what's wrong with other novels. It's a vicious circle."--"It's lucky we're all sophisticated or we shouldn't like it a bit.""'Why doesn't everyone [...]

    • Russio says:

      People rightly liken this to Lucky Jim due to it being a provincial campus novel of some humour. As it starts this is a very apt comparison and the wry amusement comes thick and fast. However, the novel acquires some serious pretensions as it goes on and, as the humour becomes more tangential, so does the enjoyability of the read.Slipping into biography, the novel's ending is somewhat contrived and blunt, with what comes beforehand rather overdone and overlong. Apparantly, the publisher excised [...]

    • Erik M says:

      A different sort of book. Probably 3.5 stars. It has some first novel problems, but there's some winning humor and wit at play. I enjoyed much of it, but it was hard to build up much steam. The vignettes didn't always tie together, but on their own were winning. I'll certainly check out his later novels.

    • J.C. says:

      I've read too many books about quirky english professors. It amused me from time to time but I feel like I've read the book ten times already. Granted, this is much older than those others, as for some reason it's become a fad more recently than in the early 60's when this book was released (from my understanding).

    • Chris says:

      I'm not sure if this book is great, great-for-its-time, or what, but I can say with certainty that this book got me through a VERY bad night, so my emotions for this book are tied to a very specific moment in my life. Might be worth a re-read.

    • Gaenor says:

      A campus novel written by a very young Malcolm Bradbury. Funny at first, but becomes tiresome after a while. One of those books you can put down without being too bothered about whether or not you pick it up again.

    • Angelina says:

      This book is a comedy of manners, which means I should hate it on principle, but I don't. I really love how fucked up and inappropriate the damn thing is. It was the kind of un-pc thing that could be written way back before our chairs had so much goddamn padding (as E-Lo would say.)

    • Gwen says:

      This is my second attempt at reading this. It sure is starting slow. It may become one of those rare books on my list which come to an untimely end (translation: I resist the compulsion to finish the damn thing, make it into a folded doorstop, and move on to something more interesting).

    • Bookthesp1 says:

      My favourite Bradbury - a great read and the daddy of the campus novel

    • Starry says:

      Not nearly as funny or interesting as described.

    • Ian Callaway says:

      Very much of it's time but nonetheless an entertaining read.

    • Danica Nedelkovski says:

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    • Marco Ocram says:

      Substitute 'mildly' for 'insanely' in the phrase 'Insanely funny'.

    • Marie Bouteille says:

      Not as ha-ha funny as I expected but I had a really good time reading it !!

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