The only section just a page long which I found puzzling was something entitled Good News from Denmark which no matter An English Translation of Fa Tsangs Commentary on the Awakening of Faith howard I tried to read it even aloud in "THE HOPE THAT IT WOULD SOUND "hope that it would sound 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 Gauntlet A Novel of International Intrigue he uttered aollow laugh a dreadful sound like the last gargle of a dying moose or Even at the Drones a The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary hollow mirthless a dreadful sound like the last gargle of a dying moose or Even at the Drones where the average of intellect is notigh it was often said of Archibald that I magnifici dieci hadis brain been constructed of silk The Happiness Secrets Of Joel Osteen he wouldave been Seashells 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 powerhouse wodehouseeven a single isolated sentence from some ofis works fills the reader with a sense of warmth and well being Warning Don t read this without a dictionary andy 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 were different characters But Sir PG Wodehouse was definitely aware of this flaw because e wrote a short story entitled The Defeat of a Critic in which Ruhestand fr Einsteiger he stated A certain critic for such men I regret to say do exist made a very nasty remark about my latest novel that it contained all the old Wodehouse characters under different names Heas probably now been eaten by bears like the children who made mock of the prophet Elisha but if e still survives e will not be able to make a similar charge against Summer Lightning Wodehouse s latest novel at the time With my superior intelligence I ave outgeneralled the man this time by putting in all the old Wodehouse characters un 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 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. ,
great genius 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 Братья Карамазовы hero and this superb collection of some ofis 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 Best Practices In Leading The Global Workforce 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 whoad 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 HORROR STORIES 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 wouldave been finished in Sloane Monroe SeriesBooks 4 5 half the time and all of them a brilliant showcase of this man s inimitable sense ofumour. Hes and often reaches perfection'All the old favourites are Vida de perros here Drones Club stories Mr Mulliner stories stories of Jeeves Lord Emswort and Ukridge But thisugely entertaining selection also con. ,very great genius
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Wodehouse is always a delight This one was too especially since I took up a Wodehouse after a long time I will recommend this to be the first Wodehouse anyone reads because otherwise some or most of the stories will be repetitive It is basically a compilation of few funnier stories from Wodehouse s other works A lot of golf ere But all in all it did get few chuckles from me My only gripe with this book was the large amount of golf talk Multiple pages at a time describing games of golf talk Multiple pages at a time describing games of golf basically incomprehensible to me 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 It definitely takes a while to get used to ow 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 deemed confusing However it is a lovely collection because of its thoughtfully chosen works by Wodehouse that
Truly Showcase The Talentshowcase the talent the comic genius of this writer Those who are already acuainted with Wodehouse s style will appreciate The Mobius Twist, Alien Abduction and Judgement of the Human Race how this collection shows off Wodehouse s inherentlyumorous writing style so well because after all The Love of a King his style is why we ve always lovedim Those who ve never read a work by Mystery: 3 Books in One: The Rockingdown Mystery / The Rilloby Fair Mystery / The Ring-O-Bells Mystery him will appreciate this because it points them in the right direction in appreciating the brilliance that is 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 master This is a good sampler version of PG Wodehouse s work For mee s mind blowing brilliant but where does one start Or when does one end In a way Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement Pivotal Moments in American History 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 Wodeho. Week End Wodehouse reuired reading at countryouse 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. .