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Old 09-18-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Susquehanna River, Union Co, PA
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Spent Saturday reading my only Wodehouse book (travesty), All About Jeeves

"As far as the eye can reach, a solid mass of humanity, owing to you, [Jeeves,] all on velvet."

Count me in on that!
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I went through a Wodehouse phase years ago. I did enjoy him.

Moose, have you ever read Jerome K. Jerome?

Three Men in a Boat
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I went through a Wodehouse phase years ago. I did enjoy him.

Moose, have you ever read Jerome K. Jerome?

Three Men in a Boat
Of course ! A real classic of Edwardian literature... I named one of my Teddy Bear "Montmorency" after the Canine Thames Adventurer of that book !
Nothing can beat PG Wodehouse for sheer comic brilliance though IMO. I still laugh outloud everytime I pick up one of his books. Which I do many times when I feel down and gloomy.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:30 AM
 
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Somehow I missed this thread when it cropped up last month. I'm a Wodehouse fan for sure. Hard to read him in public since he gets me giggling at every turn of the page! I think I inherited my appreciation of British humour from my dad and share it with at least one of my sisters. As wonderful as Bertie/Jeeves are I have a soft spot for the Psmith stories which get less attention.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Susquehanna River, Union Co, PA
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Psmith I've heard of but can't recall reading...

' 3 Blokes in a Boat ' - that I will investigate
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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I started reading P.G. Wodehouse 20+ years ago. I believe I've read, if not all, then just about everything he wrote. And re-read them many times since.

I also love Kingsley Amis and Tom Sharpe.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Saint Maur des Fosses - France
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On the old time of my 20s I read some of his books. I remember it was so eccentric and hilarous.
Your thread awaken my memories, I'll read Wodehouse soon
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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Very good books, excellent tv series. You can also listen to these on audiobooks. I used them when teaching.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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FYI: There are ~40 of Wodehouse's e-books available for free download from Amazon, if anyone is interested.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Yes, Yes, YES! Love Wodehouse. My favorites are the Blandings Castle series, and especially "Pigs Have Wings." I also love Bertie & Jeeves, and the BBC adaptations. Julian Fellowes (of Downton Abbey fame) wrote the screenplay for "Picadilly Jim," which has recently been on Netflix instant watch. It's highly stylized, but funny (Sam Rockwell stars).
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