Sunday, October 5, 2014
DECLINE AND FALL - Evelyn Waugh
Paul Pennyfather has a rather bad run of luck, gets sent down from Oxford and ends up teaching at a 5th level public school. From here disaster follows disaster.
This is very very funny along with Waugh's ability to be absolutely caustic sticking it to the British upper class at the same time.
This is Waugh's first novel, published in 1928 and for a first effort it is remarkable.
Waugh didn't write a bad word as far as I'm concerned, he is accessible to any level of reader and I just love his stuff.