Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

This book is scattered enough in its style as to make it hard to keep coming back to finish it. I did finish it though and found a selfish, cavalier, British, between-wars youth living through the pretense of wealth at party after party before ending in an apocalyptic battlefield of WWII, having resolved not much of anything in their lives. The occasional hilarious description of party-goers, and decisions made make this book tolerable, but certainly not for a second reading.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR6045.A97 V5 1946
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Brett Fisher, Chair of Library Systems, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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