Monday, August 15, 2016
PUT OUT MORE FLAGS - Evelyn Waugh
Basil Seal needs a war. Seal is a 'scoundrel" and what would probably be called a "waster" in these enlightened times. World War II breaks out and he needs a job, no one wants him, he's generally no good and too old, but eventually opportunities arise.
This is an account of his adventures during the "phoney war" period which leads into the heavy fighting and tragedy that is to follow.
Great satire, but again like Sword of Honour this shows the senselessness and sadness of it all.
I re-read these constantly, you can't go wrong reading anything Waugh has written.