A novel by Christopher James Rhodes
The Cut-throat World of Brave New Academia
"very funny and true to life" "deliciously vicious"
Charles Rae is a young, rabidly ambitious particle physicist who is offered a professorship at the newly fledged Evergreen Epstein University (EEU), making him the youngest professor of physics in the world.
His elation chills as he rapidly finds himself drawn into a twilight-zone scenario that appears to have been deliberately engineered for his destruction.
In University Shambles, Chris Rhodes has created a bitingly accurate observational satire which targets the politics of academia, the transformation of the university system and - inescapably - the foolish vanity of academics. The adept combination of character, sharp satire and comedic humour make good reading and he has given us a new and much-needed phase in the evolution of the campus novel, taking-on the hypocrisies and spin of ‘education, education, education’.
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