Time magazine, in a 1966 obituary, summarised his oeuvre by claiming that Waugh had “developed a wickedly hilarious yet fundamentally religious assault on a century that, in his opinion, had ripped up the nourishing taproot of tradition and let wither all the dear things of the world.”[5]

From the Wikipedia article on Evelyn Waugh. I’ve only read Scoop, and only just finished the miniseries of Brideshead Revisited. The latter has turned into one of those things that sends me on a week of so of random, thoughtful Wikiing.