Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Due to a gaseous malfunction while simultaneously undergoing dental. Laughing Gas by PG Wodehouse. Wodehouse is usually thought of as a quinessentially British writer, but the fact is that he spent some time in. Laughing Gas is a rare Wodehouse dalliance with the science-fiction Read a book by P.G. Wodehouse in and reply to the original.
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Friends tell me over and over again that he is hilarious and a real tonic and easy to pick up and read when a pick me up read is needed but all I seem to find myself doing is smiling slightly every couple of pages or so; acknowledging a clever turn of phrase or funny image and then sighing as I have to wade my way through the same repeated inanities until the next image or phrase.
In addition the ending is perfunctory, of course they switch back but it could have happened at any point in the previous fifty pages, or indeed he could have tacked on fifty pages afterwards. I suppose I don’t have to proceed at any length about what a good time this book is. September 28, at 7: Reggie is the Third Earl of Havershot, he started at the bottom and worked his way up to Third Earl, also an accomplished boxer. Body swapping in fiction Novels by P.
Vintage Novels: Laughing Gas by PG Wodehouse
Laughing Gas by P. OK, predictable, yes, but hey I’ll take it if it cracks me up! A few zingers against Hit Second star solely because of the nifty edition my mother bought for me from the Frugal Muse, packed into its original shipping box that travelled to Berwyn long long ago.
Both Reggie and Joey get laughing gas as anaesthetic. He feels put-upon and is perpetually wriggling out of wedding engagements he hasn’t instigated. Open Preview See a Problem? July 9, at 7: Restored to his mature self, Reggie is rewarded with an opportunity to renew his addresses to Ann Bannister.
Reading Wodehouse is another. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star-including kidnap. Walk straight up to her and grab her by the wrist and glare into her eyes and make your chest heave. Notify me of new posts via email. In the meantime, Joey, in Reggie’s body, embarks on a tour of vengeance: Did anyone else find this particular series of capers to be more anxiety-inducing than others?
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Even when he finds that the girl his cousin Eggy intends to marry is none other than the aforesaid Ann, he doesn’t hesitate in giving his blessing.
In these novels, bland heroes play only a tertiary role.
At more or less the same time, a coincidence ends Reggie’s ordeal: Retrieved from ” https: On the train ,aughing Chicago to Los Angeles, Reggie meets the famous film actress April June, and immediately falls head over heels in love with her. I have h a physical copy so that I can put markers on all the funny bits.
He also enters the Brinkmeyer estate and pushes Miss Brinkmeyer into the swimming pool. Could there be anyone better than Plum to help us in keeping our sanity intact? On the following afternoon, he is in I. He is h first hesitant because he knows his true face looks like a gorilla. I had thought at first, when she closed her eyes, that she had done so merely in order to listen better, but this was apparently not the case.
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I think in one book, Jeeves manages to toss out Bertie’s loud socks without Bertie, who treasures the socks, risking an objection. View all 12 comments. And except for the fact that the weather is very nearly always perfect these I have long cosidered Mr.