Some people find Roger Ballou to be old-fashioned, opinionated, and irritating. He is also smart, funny, and completely honorable. The diverse group of people he finds himself among, after accepting a new teaching position, seem real in their reactions to life and to each other. Another novel following their lives and adventures would be most welcome. The hullaballoo over the school mascot was familiar to me, as I remember a similar conflict with the Kansas City Chiefs and the “tomahawk chop” (my hometown). A first-rate first novel.
A happy, humane academic novel,
Hysterically funny and prescient. Shows how “Woke” ideology was a radical intrusion into academia in the ’80s & ’90s.
Lectures on poetry are good, too.
This was a fun read for me
This was a fun read for me. It’s a book that I will keep in my library and read again and again!