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P.G. Wodehouse ✓ 3 read

Hes and often reaches perfection'All the old favourites are here Drones Club stories Mr Mulliner stories stories of Jeeves Lord Emswort and Ukridge But this hugely entertaining selection also con. My only gripe with this book was the large amount of golf talk Multiple pages at a time describing games of golf was basically incomprehensible to me

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Weekend Wodehouse

Tains generous extracts from the novels and non fiction writingsJust as in its original edition Week End Wodehouse is introduced by Hilaire Belloc and wittily decorated with illustrations by Kerr. Lovely droll dry English witgreat eccentric characterssome classic pieces from the Jeeves books as well as other storiesmy favorite being Goodbye to All Cats in which a love smitten swain spends a weekend at his animal loving girlfriend s family homeveritably teeming with critters and manages to accidentally offendinjureinsult or rile every four footer in the housethereby ensuing the demise of his romancea hoot

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Week End Wodehouse reuired reading at country house parties in the late Thirties remains one of the best introductions to the work of a writer who in Hilaire Belloc's words 'nearly always approac. I was once asked in an interview who my hero was and was for a few moments flummoxed I don t really go in for heroes I gave it a thought though trying to dredge up the names of people I truly admire the people I would like to emulate And there it was PG Wodehouse It takes a special talent a very great genius to be able to make people laugh the way Wodehouse could His are the books I invariably turn to when I m feeling blue His are books I can read anytime His are books I delight in reading again and again even when I know what plot twist is coming next what brilliant similes and completely Wodehousian turns of phrase lie around the corner So yes Wodehouse is my hero and this superb collection of some of his finest work is the latest in a long line of Wodehouse s books that I ve read Week end Wodehouse packs into its pages a very varied sampling of Wodehouse both fiction and non fiction There are short stories and excerpts of novels the latter where necessary with a short introduction to provide background featuring some of Wodehouse s best loved characters the Blandings Castle lot Jeeves and Wooster Mr Mulliner the Oldest Member and his golf stories and Ukridge among them There are excerpts long and short all the way from a single sentence He looked like a bishop who had just discovered Schism and Doubt among the minor clergy to entire chapters out of A Damsel in Distress Heavy Weather Summer Lightning etc There is non fiction too Wodehouse s introductions and prefaces to some of his own books a couple of dedications from Heart of a Goof for instance To my daughter Leonora without whose never failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been finished in half the time and all of them a brilliant showcase of this man s inimitable sense of humour The only section just a page long which I found puzzling was something entitled Good News from Denmark which no matter how hard I tried to read it even aloud in the hope that it would sound like garbled English made no sense to me it seemed to be Danish and with no translations provided so I m still pretty much in the dark But when a book is liberally studded with classic Wodehouse gems like Then he uttered a hollow mirthless laugh a dreadful sound like the last gargle of a dying moose or Even at the Drones Club where the average of intellect is not high it was often said of Archibald that had his brain been constructed of silk he would have been hard put to it to find sufficient material to make a canary a pair of cami knickers ah bliss This is what makes for top notch weekend reading


10 thoughts on “Weekend Wodehouse

  1. says:

    This is a good sampler version of PG Wodehouse's work For me he's mind blowing brilliant but where does one start? Or when does one end? In a way he sort of reminds me of Peter Greenaway in that there is always to the work then one sees on the surface The thing is Wodehouse is super enjoyable It's like eating too much candy You have to stop a

  2. says:

    Wodehouse is always a delight This one was too especially since I took up a Wodehouse after a long time I will recommend th

  3. says:

    I was once asked in an interview who my hero was and was – for a few moments – flummoxed I don’t really g

  4. says:

    My only gripe with this book was the large amount of golf talk Multiple pages at a time describing games of golf was basically incomprehensible to me

  5. says:

    powerhouse wodehouseeven a single isolated sentence from some of his works fills the reader with a sense of warmth and well being

  6. says:

    The blackface and casual racism of the last story was a sour note to end on but overall this was a fun lighthearted read classic Wodehouse

  7. says:

    Warning Don't read this without a dictionary handy This is a very funny book based around the English upper classes It's only downfall is that there were many short stories but a lot of them were about the same thing despite the fact that there

  8. says:

    It definitely takes a while to get used to how this book is arranged not only are there short stories but also prefaces and introductions for books by other authors small snippets of stories and even some random sentences that were written by Wodehouse Therefore it is understandable that this compilation may be

  9. says:

    Lovely droll dry English witgreat eccentric characterssome classic pieces from the Jeeves books as well as other storiesmy favorite being Goodbye to All Cats in which a love smitten swain spends a weekend at his animal loving girlfriend's family homeveritably teeming with critters and manages to accidentally offendinjureinsult or rile every four footer in the housethereby ensuing the demise of his romancea h

  10. says:

    Originally put out in the early 1940's this is still the single best Wodehouse I've run into A variety of short stories about Jeeves Wooster the Drones and seemingly the whole of eccentric idle England novelettes excerpts and all masterfully assembled to what may be the greatest humor collection going

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