A Handful of Dust-Book Review 4

Just finished A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh.  The overall story line was a bit depressing but it was a good read.  I especially like the sequences where one of the main characters was ill and hallucinating.  Waugh really understood how to successfully covey what that character was going through and how they were feeling.  I also appreciated how he never wasted any time developing the characters that were superficial in nature, as if they deserved no more than what he gave them or what they themselves gave others.  I would recommend this book to anyone who finds current fiction not exactly to their taste and is more inclined to 19th and 20th century classics.  I’m very glad I read this.

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