Friday, August 09, 2013

Book: Leave it to PSmith by P.G. Wodehouse


I merrily whizzed through the final PSmith novel only to realise the error of my ways some fifty pages from the end. From that point onward a careful, measured rationing allowed this reader to draw out and savour the final moments with one of the best fictional characters of all time. But now it is over and I will melt back into the harsh realities of modern living...

...until it all gets too much and I will once again reach to Wodehouse for more tonic.

***** (also reviewed back in 2008 when I first read the book)

quotes:

- you take me to deep waters
- you follow me (i.e. my thoughts) like a leopard
- I began to have a doubt or two as to whether I was equal to the contract
- The whisper flies round Shropshire and the adjoining counties, "PSmith is hide-bound. He is not attuned to up-to-date methods."

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