Tuesday, September 13, 2005

So I finished Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies over the weekend. I was pleased to find that the movie actually stuck to the book for the most part, other than the Hollywood ending which, after reading the book, seems entirely too earnest for the tone of the work as a whole. And what a work it is. How is it that something so of its time can seem so applicable to today's celebrity culture? Is it possible we haven't actually sunk as far culturally as it sometimes seems? Let's hope not. Anyway. It's far too hot in my unit right now to try to think so I'm afraid that's going to have to do for now. But I am definitely reading more Waugh as soon as I can.

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