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Jake's Thing
by Kingsley Amis | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingpippiswing of Turku, Varsinais-Suomi Finland on Sunday, March 11, 2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingpippiswing from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi Finland on Sunday, March 11, 2012

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How to survive when you're 59 and lost your libido? Oh, dear, fancy a cuppa with that? 


Journal Entry 2 by wingpippiswing at Kahvila Siilinkari in Tampere, Pirkanmaa Finland on Monday, March 26, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (3/26/2012 UTC) at Kahvila Siilinkari in Tampere, Pirkanmaa Finland

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Hopefully Jake knows how to behave in public... Meet him at Siilinkari! 


Journal Entry 3 by CatharinaL at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa Finland on Monday, March 26, 2012

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Jake followed me home from the Tampere meetup at Siilinkari. Had to choose between the two Amises available... this ought to be a blast! 


Journal Entry 4 by CatharinaL at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa Finland on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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No, I did not enjoy this quite as much as I had hoped. I wonder what it was about the seventies... A great many books set and written in that decade now seem to incorporate a very specific dullness despite their surface ornamentation of introverted verbosity and ubiquitous themes of sexual liberation. In retrospect, I guess the paralysis of Bourgeois Puritan Conventionality (as one of the chapters is aptly titled) was never far away, no matter how obstinately people strived at or experimented with so-called liberation (here: women's lib, swinging, experimental sex therapy sessions...).The dullness, sadness that now remains in print must've been an intentional effect on the part of the writer, formerly an Angry Young Man: an emblem of an era of sorts. Suddenly Jake's Thing isn't very satirical any more.
 


Journal Entry 5 by CatharinaL at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa Finland on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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I'm taking Jake with me to Friday's meetup at Main Library Metso. 


Journal Entry 6 by sumako at Tampere, Pirkanmaa Finland on Friday, April 20, 2012

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Seems funny. Thank you! 




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