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Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler

A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust - Evelyn Waugh I think I had more tolerance in the past for reading books with vile, maddening, shallow characters, because I did not enjoy this book at all. Waugh wrote satire all right, but even in satire, I want to understand the characters and their motivations. Here, I found most of the action inexplicable and irritating. And the part about the boy went way too far for me. It all left a bad taste in my mouth.