Jubb Author:Keith Waterhouse Front cover: "The Greatest coup since Lolita", "...Waterhouse, author of Billy Liar, demonstrates that there is enough erotic provocation in our midst to make voyeurs of us all...." — Taken from a Time.com review: "Jubb is horribly shy. He keeps a stiff upper lip about his strange afflictions, even when his grimy world is coming apart. He has tra... more »ditional British hobbies?serving on a Good Neighbours Club, writing Keep Britain Tidy letters to the local papers, collecting back numbers of boys' magazines like Gem and Magnet through which he vicariously enjoys upper-class memories of "uncles with fivers, tuck shops, and inky fags." Acting as a rent collector in a shabby new housing development, he dreams of spending a week amid the iniquities of Hamburg's sex-riddled Reeperbahn. Yearning for some power to push him beyond compulsive peeping to the wilder shores of physical love, he finally cries out desperately: "There must be nymphomaniacs in the world. They do exist, they're not make up."
Poor crummy chap, Jubb can be looked on as a true scion of all British sexual repression. Just as handily, he can be seen as an underprivileged victim of the lingering class system.[...]"« less