"Death cancels all engagements," in this morbidly funny satire of undergraduate life at Oxford. When a beautiful magician swears she can love no man susceptible to her charms she sets off a dangerous taste for suicide among the college boys.
Normally, when I start reading a book, I finish reading it, too. I tried getting through this one, but I had to give up midway. While the writing is brilliant in parts, it's tedious, mostly. Zuleika is not likeable, and neither are any of the other characters I came across.