I found this very nearly as funny as Scoop and the humour was better sustained right to the end of the novel.
I was pleasantly caught out by the way Waugh kept changing the scenery.
It is surprising how relevant the book seems when British society is often thought to have changed so much since it was written.
I had read 2 or 3 of Waugh's other books and only picked this up by chance as I thought I had read enough of him for a bit. It was a lucky fluke for me that I did pick it up, as it has made me an out-and-out fan.