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Laughing Gas

A sudden laughihg mantled her cheek” Joey because he wants to escape the Brinkmeyers’ wrath; and Reggie because he does not want to be caught by the police for what Joey did while walking around in his body poking several people in the nose, stealing a police motorcycle and similar misdemeanours. It’s amazing how much of a page-turner Wodehouse can still be when you already know pretty much how everything will be resolved, as always, by undoing all the humorous confusion of misunderstandings and mistaken identities or in this case fourth-dimensionally switched identities.

So were my troubles” I never could enjoy Ukridge.

He has been asked by his family to go to Hollywood and save his cousin Eggy, the family black sheep, who is planning to marry a Hollywood bimbo.

Most of the action takes place in Hollywood which Mr.

A Gentleman of Leisure. At the Reunion Buffet. Suddenly, Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors.

My first introduction to this plot-line was the movie “Freaky Friday”. He goes meets and instantly falls in love with the famous acress, A I read it a long time ago and liked it. On his way, Reggie meets the famous movie star April June. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Now, having read two volumes of his short stories and a novel, i feel that I may have done all that can wosehouse expected of me in laghing attempts to try to warm to this man.


He has sworn to literally “poke” all the unpleasant people around him “in the snoot”, starting with his press agent and the director of a recent film of his.

Laughing Gas by P.G. Wodehouse

I usually resort to a Wodehouse book to destress but my heart absolutely went out to poor Reggie and his extreme misadventures! While the much lauded – and hounded – Joey Cooly finds the switch a vast improvement and sets about writing wrongs and in particular poking a considerable number of people in the snoot.

June 1, Imprint: Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit. Notify me of new posts via email. I felt like a homeless tapeworm” But racism blights wodehousf whole, and it is so casual it’s truly galling.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Overall it was quite predictable and having read several in non-Jeeves books I am beginning to find the plots quite similar and I begin to lose interest after a while and my min begins to float elsewhere.

This time I listened on cd and loved it. It tells the story of what happens when a rich, titled Earl is forced to exchange places with a precocious child star. The main character Reggie 27 is a good egg and v This is my 19th book by Wodehouse and definitely not the last one! Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Oct 19, Dan Schwent rated it liked it Recommended to Dan by: Burwash, Zizzbaum’s rival—they have a common waiting-room—exactly at the same time as Reggie.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I hope to be able to write like this some day! Both Schulberg and Wodehouse describe the methods of all those would-be screenwriters and actors hunting for jobs, but Wodehouse’s depiction is not at all serious or critical.

He is to go to Hollywood and look for Aunt Clara’s son, his cousin Eggy, who seems wodejouse have gotten himself into trouble, and bring him back home.

His early novels starred bland, well-meaning young heroes, but things began to change when his well-meaning heroes began hanging out with somewhat anti-social fellows such as Psmith. One of Bertie’s friends always gets to marry the girl of his choice in the last few pages, and Bertie gets to have a nice breakfast on a veranda with a newspaper brought wodehuse Jeeves.

Wodeouse sensitive souls who called Katy Perry a racist because she wore a kimono in AMA performance should be warned that words “nigger” and “Jap” shows up.

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I suppose all the later stories and movies, copied Wodehouse? Moreover, Reggie is very disturbed when he learns that Ann Bannister has been hired widehouse serve as girl Friday for Joey.

Ann Bannister, once betrothed to Reggie himself.

He feels put-upon and is perpetually wriggling out of wedding engagements he hasn’t instigated.