[PDF] Men at Arms Author Evelyn Waugh

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Men at Arms
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • English
  • 09 August 2018
  • 9780141185736

Evelyn Waugh ☆ 5 Summary

characters Men at Arms Summary Men at Arms ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Evelyn Waugh ☆ 5 Summary Guy Crouchback determined to get into the war takes a commission in the Royal Corps of Halberdiers His spirits high he sees all the trimmings but none of the action And his first campa. The best way to describe this book in a word or two is to ask you to imagine MASH played out with aristocratic gentlemen and high ranking but inept military figures in a British milieu Less plebeian posh a bit sophisticated uite simply British rather than American It offers a sharp criticism of war and of the military Isn t it better to deliver a message through humor rather than through a didactic sermon or a lecture The humor is a mix of satire with a message and simple laugh out loud amusing scenarios I am sure you are going to crack a smile when you read about officer Apthorpe s thunderbox You don t know what a thunderbox is Figuring this out is part of the fun British idioms abound For the most part they are not difficult to get a handle on from the contextMen at Arms is the first of a trilogy the second and the third being Officers and Gentlemen followed by Unconditional Surrender In 1965 the three were revised and collected into a one volume edition The Sword of Honour Trilogy It is this version Waugh recommended It was not available to meThe books are a fictionalized version of Waugh s experiences during the Second World War The three stories belong together stopping somewhere in the middle is not an alternative It is impossible to accurately rate the first book separately but at this point I have opted out for three stars I like it enough to want to continue I sense the beginning of a change in the central figure s personality I am curious to see where this will leadChristian Rodska narrates the three separate audiobooks He dramatizes He dramatizes in spades At times the dramatization is superb I like how he performs the lines of Apthorpe referred to above and Guy the central character and substitute for Waugh Other military figures are blatantly exaggerated to further enhance the satire This is not always pleasant to listen to The listening experience is on the other hand immersive if that is what you are looking for Some words are impossible to decipher no matter how many times you rewind and relisten The narration I have given three starsOn concluding this I have immediately begun the next in the series Brideshead Revisited 4 starsDecline and Fall 3 starsA Handful of Dust 2 starsThe Sword of Honour TrilogyorMen at Arms 3 starsOfficers and Gentlemen 2 starsUnconditional Surrender not for meScoop TBR Her Small Town Hero you to imagine MASH played out with aristocratic gentlemen and high ranking but inept military figures in a British milieu Less plebeian posh a bit sophisticated uite simply British rather than American It offers a sharp criticism of war and of the military Isn t it better to deliver a message through humor rather than through a didactic sermon or a lecture The humor is a mix of satire with a message and simple laugh out loud amusing scenarios I am sure Red Tail Silhouette Desire #208 you are going to crack a smile when Promises in Tumble Creek you read about officer Apthorpe s thunderbox You don t know what a thunderbox is Figuring this out is part of the fun British idioms abound For the most part they are not difficult to get a handle on from the contextMen at Arms is the first of a trilogy the second and the third being Officers and Gentlemen followed by Unconditional Surrender In 1965 the three were revised and collected into a one volume edition The Sword of Honour Trilogy It is this version Waugh recommended It was not available to meThe books are a fictionalized version of Waugh s experiences during the Second World War The three stories belong together stopping somewhere in the middle is not an alternative It is impossible to accurately rate the first book separately but at this point I have opted out for three stars I like it enough to want to continue I sense the beginning of a change in the central figure s personality I am curious to see where this will leadChristian Rodska narrates the three separate audiobooks He dramatizes He dramatizes in spades At times the dramatization is superb I like how he performs the lines of Apthorpe referred to above and Guy the central character and substitute for Waugh Other military figures are blatantly exaggerated to further enhance the satire This is not always pleasant to listen to The listening experience is on the other hand immersive if that is what Mischief and Marriage you are looking for Some words are impossible to decipher no matter how many times

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Men at Arms

characters Men at Arms Summary Men at Arms ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Evelyn Waugh ☆ 5 Summary D of Honour which chronicles the fortunes of Guy Crouchback The second and third volumes Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender are also published in Penguin Modern Classic. uite unlike any other book about WWII that I have read A bit dry at times but also extremely funnyWhile I didn t care terribly much for the character of Guy Crouchback I found him a bit of a depressing bore the book was saved by the antics of Apthorpe The thunder box incident is probably the most entertaining and memorable thing I have read in a long time

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characters Men at Arms Summary Men at Arms ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Evelyn Waugh ☆ 5 Summary Ign an abortive affair on the West African coastline ends with an escapade which seriously blots his Halberdier copybook Men at Arms is the first book in Waugh's brilliant trilogy Swor. After having been somewhat underwhelmed with Waugh s Decline and Fall I had modest expectations for Men at Arms but I ended up really enjoying it and anticipate reading the last two books of the Sword of Honour no omitting U s please we re British trilogy Full of dry and absurd humor and infused with the gravity of World War II the book follows in serial form the misadventures of our protagonist Guy Crouchback as he transitions from dreaming of playing solider to facing the daily mundanity and drudgery interspersed with the occasional thrill of life in the military Seems pretty uintessentially British imperialism stiff upper lip the whole bit I m tickled to be reading the same paperback copy that my mom had in college Hope I can pass down some books like this one day Entertaining well written and engaging