callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Not getting it

This month's choice for the Cornflower Book Club is Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall. Someone has commented that it's an interesting insight into the English public school and penal systems. Oh dear. I thought it was an exploded myth that Americans (I'm assuming) don't get satire.

Any other totally false impressions of English life to be found in literature? 'I didn't realise that in England rats and moles can talk', for instance?
Tags: blogs, book clubs, evelyn waugh
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