I was disappointed by Eveleyn Waugh's The Loved One. Recommended by David and John Major in their book 100 One-Night Reads, The Loved One was not as funny as I had been led to expect from a book authored by Waugh. It was funny in a dry, almost arid way. Perhaps appropriately, as Waugh is British. I wonder if, perhaps, my high expectations ruined this book for me.