The Loved One

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Following the death of a friend, poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering into the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like ...Continua
alyssaholden
Ha scritto il 13/09/14
Hilariously macabre.
Waugh once wrote to his agent: «The tale should not be read as a satire on morticians but as a study of the Anglo-American cultural impasse with the mortuary as a jolly setting»... Well, forget that! "The Loved One" is a witty, dark and extremely amu...Continua
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Inaeugenia
Ha scritto il 05/09/12

very funny- attacks the American way of life of the 30s(?)Working at Hollywood studios from a very English point of view- some episodes are simply hilarious!

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Leonardo Taccari
Ha scritto il 23/08/10

Hilarious. British wit at his freaking best.

"Your little Aimée is wagging her tail in heaven tonight, thinking of you." LOL!

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Canda
Ha scritto il 04/12/07

A dark satire set in the US.


alyssaholden
Ha scritto il Sep 14, 2014, 21:58
Her heart was broken but perhaps it was a small inexpensive organ of local manufacture.
Pag. 83
alyssaholden
Ha scritto il Sep 14, 2014, 21:56
“What is a canty day, Dennis?” “I've never troubled to ask. Something like Hogmanay, I expect.” “What is that?” “People being sick on the pavement in Glasgow.” “Oh.”
Pag. 78
alyssaholden
Ha scritto il Sep 14, 2014, 21:52
They told me, Francis Hinsley, they told me you were hung With red protruding eye-balls and black protruding tongue; I wept as I remembered how often you and I Had laughed about Los Angeles and now ’tis here you’ll lie; Here pickled in formaldehyde a...Continua
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alyssaholden
Ha scritto il Sep 14, 2014, 21:51
He did not covet the spoils of this rich continent, the sprawling limbs of the swimming-pool, the wide-open painted eyes and mouths under the arc lamps. But the girl who now entered was unique. Not indefinably; the appropriate distinguishing epithet...Continua
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alyssaholden
Ha scritto il Sep 14, 2014, 21:48
He sought the intangible, the veiled face in the fog, the silhouette at the lighted doorway, the secret graces of a body which hid itself under formal velvet.
Pag. 36

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