Jim Dixon has a lousy job at a second-rate university. His life is full of things he could happily do without: a tedious and ridiculous professor, a neurotic semi-detached girlfriend, burnt sheets, medieval recorder music and over-enthusiastic students. The solution seems to be fairly straightforward: pull faces behind people's back, copy others' work and make sure the pretty girls choose his course. But without luck, life is never simple... This is a book for anyone who has come to hate a job they have to keep, and who never ever has quite enough money for beer and cigarettes. A book about embarrassment, daydreams and lust, and the importance of being lucky, Jim.
'A brilliantly and preposterously funny book'