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Pure enjoyment with a frisson of horror,
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This review is from: The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
I know that far greater brains than mine have reviewed this book since 1948 when it was first published, but having read Brideshead Revisited several times I decided to try another by Evelyn Waugh and I am pleased that I did. This little volume is a delightfully quirky read but also strangely fascinating - as fresh today as ever I suspect. Dennis Barlow is in America doing his best to get by and to remain a poet -ready to turn his hand to anything that needs to be done and that is the way he truly stars - doing so terrifically well in the end. Wonderful names populate the story - Mr Joyboy the mortician, Mr Slump the Agony Uncle... All rather like Cold Comfort Farm in the same tremendously funny tongue in cheek style. The goings on at Whispering Glades have to be read to be believed. I found it all to be great fun and well worth getting to know. On now to Decline and Fall!