PG Wodehouse's first crime novel or short story? Well, not exactly. But what it is (again and again) is Wodehouse's genius in conveying a small world and expanding that world to the reader in such a hysterical manner. I started reading this book on the plane trip to Los Angeles, and now just finished reading it. Even in my jet-lag position, I can see his world makes some sort of sense. But Wodehouse is such a brilliant writer. His sentence structures are incredible, and the way he just piles one
Christopher Buckley once said,"It is impossible to be unhappy while reading the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster. And I've tried." Not to diminish Jeeves in any way, I say that it is impossible to be unhappy while reading the trials of Lord Emsworth. This novella was my introduction to the kind, much put upon, and addle-brained pig-lover and it is still one of my favorites. Who would have dreamed that grandson George's bee-bee gun could lead to so much violence!
Fun characters, engaging plot, nice short read to finish 2016 with. I heard about Wodehouse's hilarious style and all I heard was true. I actually laughed about this story - which I don't do easily. Some jokes and character traits were a bit cliche to me but probably weren't in their time, so 5 ⭐ it is. :-)
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