Terrific book, by the way. Does anyone read Waugh much these days?
I think Scoop is one of the funniest books I have ever read. There is some dated racial characterisation (not nearly as striking as many of Waugh’s contemporaries) but this is mainly a satire on the stupidity and obliviousness of the British establishment.To my surprise I found recently my 18 year old daughter has read some. Apparently she enjoyed Brideshead Revisited but didn't get on with Scoop at all - couldn't get past the dated racial stereotyping apparently. I think it says something about my parenting skills that I spend my time reading comic books, and pulp SF with lurid covers - and my kids read proper literature
A Waugh forumTerrific book, by the way. Does anyone read Waugh much these days?
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