Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Due to a gaseous malfunction while simultaneously undergoing dental. Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American. P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in and in became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career.

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And a ringleted child star may in fact be a twenty-seven year old British earl who only wants a stiff brandy and soda What a great opening quote! Nov 25, Wsm rated it really liked it Shelves: He was dashing, a tad mischievous worehouse something of a matchmaker.


Retrieved from ” https: Dec 16, Kate rated it it was ok. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Walk straight up to her and grab her by the wrist and glare into her eyes and make your chest heave. Did anyone else find this particular series of capers to be more anxiety-inducing than others?

I’m not surprised Richard Dawkins likes all the “what, ho” bas “jolly good” of Wodehouse with the way he speaks like a properly British twit in his own book. After about twenty years of being a professional writer with a serious involvement wodehojse the development musical comedy this workmanlike author began to write with incredible polish. And we are transported to the world of children where one no longer controls one’s own destiny. I never met him. I listened to it on cd in the car and it made me look forward to my driving time.

In these novels, bland heroes play only a tertiary role. Well, one or two. It is completely silly, and the plot makes no sense whatsoever; wodehousf, it’s written so well, I have to love it.


I suppose I don’t have to proceed at any length about what a good time this book is. I usually resort to a Wodehouse book to destress but my heart absolutely went out to poor Reggie and his extreme misadventures!

2016 Reading Challenge: Laughing Gas (for troubled times)

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse’s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class so Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death.

Wodehouse throws in plenty of funny and colorful characters while tying up plot wodehousr in neat little bows by the end. Jan 10, Ian Wood rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: She slid sideways along the seat and quietly passed out.

Vintage Novels: Laughing Gas by PG Wodehouse

The fault for a lot of that does rest with the author, who has chosen to present it as a first person narration, meaning for large parts we only get one half of the circle. I am in complete sympathy with poor Reggie.

Either way I shall not even touch Bertie and Wooster lest I have a nervous breakdown.

Urged on by her melting good looks, Reggie finds himself entertaining her with stories of his past: I hope all of my century-of-literature-catch-up is as pleasantly surprising as this. I think it is these old phrases that make it so funny because you just don’t hear people talk like this anymore!

Zizzbaum’s waiting-room when he gets to know Joey Cooley, the year-old movie star and darling of all American mothers.

July 14, at 2: Oct 25, Madhulika Liddle rated it really liked it. Wodehouse a bit of a stick-in-the-mud. Even the worst behaved characters laaughing won’t get up to anything worse than “throwing soft-boiled eggs at the electric fan in the better class of restaurant.


He feels put-upon and is perpetually wriggling out of wedding engagements he hasn’t instigated. Nothing mean spirited, but words that make the modern reader cringe.

Reggie finds himself in the dentist’s waiting room at the same time as the child star Joey Cooley is due for an extraction. This is the first Wodehouse I’ve read in a couple years, recommended by none other than Gail Carriger at the Goodreads Summit. I really like the idea of body swapping and what you could get up to inside the body of someone else, especially changing into the body of a child instead of an adults.

Want to Read saving…. Nov 10, Juana rated it liked it. I suppose all the later stories and movies, copied Wodehouse? I’m not surprised Richard Dawkins likes all the “what, ho” and “jolly good” of Wode It’s amazing how much of a page-turner Wodehouse lqughing 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.

In spite of the stupid plot device, this book was incredibly funny. Read a book by P. I usually resort to wodehoues Wodehouse book to destress but my heart absolutely went out to poor Lauguing and his extreme …more I actually agree with you! I broke off gp, because she had fainted.

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