Evelyn Waugh’s second novel is a delightful danish of a work, sweet, flaky, kind of insubstantial, but delicious. It chronicles the foibles of a group of rich carefree youths he called "The Bright Young People" as they mostly go out and about to parties and outings, lunches and so forth. The humour is very funny and very silly and very many targets come into Waugh's sights including, but not limited to, the rich, the intoxicated, and the religious. There isn't much in the way of plot but Waugh doesn't need a plot, loosely structuring the hilarious situations and dialogue around Adam Fenwick-Symes, a young writer attempting with little success to make a living from writing in order to marry his lover, Nina Blount. The novel treats everything as material for satire, from suicide to religion, and in doing so creates a skeptical and arch attitude which has held up over time, losing none of it's tasty flavor.