What’s It About: Boy meets boy with a teddy bear. Boy meets boy with teddy bear’s crazy Catholic family.

Why: Because I want to hear Ben Whishaw’s voice every time Sebastian speaks.

Thoughts: According to Wikipedia, Waugh felt disappointed in his novel, saying, “the book is infused with a kind of gluttony, for food and wine, for the splendours of the recent past, and for rhetorical and ornamental language which now, with a full stomach, I find distasteful.”

I agree.