16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Square #1: Día de Muertos

Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

Book themes for Día de Muertos and All Saint’s Day:  A book that has a primarily black and white cover, or one that has all the colours (ROYGBIV) together on the cover.

 

I'm trying to do a bit of catch-up on the 16 Tasks but find that the task and books for each square seem too fabulous to pass or simply move on to another square.

 

I've been meaning to revisit Brideshead for quite some time, but every time I seem to come across Waugh I am reminded of the last couple of titles of his I read and how much I dislike his spite. (And yet, I adore Vile Bodies!)

 

From what I remember, there are parts in Brideshead Revisited that are absolutely fabulous, but it has been too long (15+ years?) since I read it, and I am sure that my observations will change, too. 

 

This visitation was brought on by my finding the audiobook (unabridged) read by Jeremy Irons to listen to alongside the book.

 

My editions - kindle and audiobook - have the black and while cover.