Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust

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  • "A HANDFUL OF DUST": WELL WRITTEN BUT DEPRESSING

    Aug 12, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well written, strong characterization both positive and negative
    Cons: Ending seems rather odd to me and Brenda may be too much of a beast

    Summary: I recently became interested in the writing of British author Evelyn Waugh after hearing a glowing review of his novel "Put Out More Flags" on NPR's series devoted to "favorite books." The reviewer (I can't remember his name) praised the book as one of ... read more

  • An Englishman in the jungle

    Jun 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A highly effective, biting satire
    Cons: At times almost unbearably disturbing

    Summary: …I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust. - The Wasteland Evelyn Waugh’s “A ... read more

  • The dust flys

    Oct 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: cleaver novel with surprising ending and well worth a read
    Cons: predicable a some points but over comes it later

    Summary: Waugh gives readers a modernist approach to the high society life. The characters have money but lack things such as common sense. The characters are well thought out and it is added with excellence with use of the country house genre. Waugh presents ... read more

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