The Loved One
The more startling for the economy of its prose and plot, this novel's story, set among the manicured lawns and euphemisms of Whispering Glades Memorial Park in Hollywood, satirizes the American way of death and offers Waugh's memento mori.
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Review: The Loved OneUser Review - Greg - Goodreads
Evelyn Waugh at his best. His observation of the English sensibility offset against that of the American, both mutually enhanced in the world of Hollywood and Los Angeles, are told with a superb ... Read full review
Review: The Loved OneUser Review - David Anderson - Goodreads
Waugh's dry, understated wit is a treat, though I think it works better when he focuses it on the British upper classes. This satire on Hollywood and the American funeral home business is a gas, but I ... Read full review