Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)

Fiction, 6/10 – September 2008

The characters are bold and striking and interesting, especially Sebastian Flyte. I didn’t find the book to have a proper story in terms of a beginning, middle and end but perhaps it’s more accurate to say it has too much story. It covers faith, alcoholism, painting, the decline of English aristocracy, WWII and love. The English nobility and how they conducted life, especially at university is an interesting subject to me because it’s so odd.

I didn’t find it gripping and I did find it depressing but it had something about it which makes me recommend reading it anyway – It’s 60 years old now and a interesting window to that age.

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