Tuesday, May 31, 2011
VILE BODIES - Evelyn Waugh
If you have ever wondered where Monty Python got their idea of the absurd, you only have to read this book and its all there.
This is a book full of preposturous characters in improbable situations. The main characters are wealthy and bored and dense, who live a life going from party to party trying to avoid boredom, with no responsibility.
There was such a class in Britain between the wars and there may still be, but Waugh is just scathing of this type and group. Brilliant
This is very very funny and like I stated a blueprint for the Pythons.