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Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
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Aug 30, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011-12-2-challenge, 2011-reads
Read from July 11 to 13, 2011

3 1/2. Nasty satire about elitism and decadence in post WW I Britain. Some of it's hard to take and I had to remind myself these were the characters and not Waugh (though I don't think I'd have liked him personally, either.) Wonderfully absurd.
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message 1: by Miriam (new)

Miriam I just read something about Waugh (can't remember where) that confirmed my decision to not read him ever again.

message 2: by Jayaprakash (new)

Jayaprakash Satyamurthy He was a die-hard conservative, with all the dyed-in-the wool attitudes that implies. But he was also a skilled writer and satirist. I read him for sparkling style and barbed wit and have to make the same allowance for philosophical incompatibility that I do when reading GK Chesterton (who among other things argued passionately against female suffrage).

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