A handful of dust

by Evelyn Waugh | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by DooftheDog of York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 5/21/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by DooftheDog from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 21, 2018
Beautifully observed and bitingly funny.

Released 4 yrs ago (5/22/2018 UTC) at Brigantes Bar & Brasserie OBCZ / Meetup Venue in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Released at York meet up. Theme of author name beginning with 'E'.

Journal Entry 3 by Ginyorden at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 10, 2018
Biting satire, but occasionally lacking in humanity... Worth reading definately

Released 3 yrs ago (5/28/2019 UTC) at Brigantes Bar & Brasserie OBCZ / Meetup Venue in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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I love Waugh - Brideshead Revisited and the Sword of Honour trilogy in particular. And this didn't disappoint - he's bitingly sharp about human nature, genuinely funny, and the ending is one of the most hideous things I've ever read.

To be released at the May York Bookcrossing meetup.

Journal Entry 5 by Worthers at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 24, 2020
I picked this up at a York meet-up some time ago and have just got round to reading it. Waugh seems particularly good at making me want to read on and find out what happens to the characters without particularly liking them.
Content warning - there's quite a lot of racism in this book and although it's presented through the eyes of characters and not as views necessarily to be agreed with, it does make for uncomfortable reading at times.

Journal Entry 6 by Worthers at Eagle and Child in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (11/30/2022 UTC) at Eagle and Child in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Releasing at the monthly York Book Crossing meet at The Eagle and Child

Journal Entry 7 by LouiseB79 at Malton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Picked up at the November York BookCrossing meetup.

Journal Entry 8 by LouiseB79 at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 13, 2022
I am not an enormous Waugh fan as a rule, and actually tend to prefer his more serious later stuff to his satire, since in the former works at least his moralising tendencies are out in the open where you can see them. However, this book has a lot to recommend it in terms of amusing imagery and ludicrous situations. There's a very jarring tonal shift about halfway through, which appears without warning and is passed over quite swiftly, and then the ending is also unexpectedly upsetting. It's all quite fun but, in the end, rather empty.

Journal Entry 9 by LouiseB79 at Eagle and Child in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (12/13/2022 UTC) at Eagle and Child in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Released at the December York BookCrossing meetup.

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