The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

by Evelyn Waugh (Chapman & Hall, 1957); audiobook read by Michael Cochrane (Clipper Audio, 2004)

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Waugh’s prose is very accomplished, and is given due diligence in Michael Cochrane’s audiobook reading. The story itself, however, is of limited appeal, recounting a rather torturous and prolonged delusional episode. Cleverly constructed—and cathartic for the author, apparently—but leading nowhere.



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