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    I wouldn't have called Waugh Pollylannaish at all. There's a very dark side to him. Have a skim of Vile Bodies, for an early Waugh novel which has a more obvious dark side to it. But it's probably not your thing.

    (And although he was indeed born in the reign of Edward VII, his early novels belong to the between-wars period. His later novels aren't so funny.)
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    I'm still reading it, which is a surprise to me. I have less than 100 pages to go. I still do not like it.
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    Finally finished reading Scoop several days ago and my opinion has not changed. I won't be reading any more Waugh's novels.
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