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In the enthusiasm of the moment I had forgotten the effect my narrative might have on this sensitive plant, and I was not quite certain what was the next move.

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 by Jeeves.

Reggie finds himself in the dentist’s waiting room at the same time as the child star Joey Cooley is due for an extraction. Oct 25, Madhulika Liddle rated it really liked it.

Laughing Gas by P.G. Wodehouse

Reggie succeeded to the title unexpectedly, after distinguishing himself as an amateur boxer at Cambridge. On the other hand, wherever Eggy whose complexion, especially in the morning, is described as “greenish” meets Reggie in Joey’s body, he thinks his drinking habits have got the better of him.

Bertie Wooster trumps any other character in Wodehouse, because he complains. I have to give it 5 stars even though it didn’t change my life exactly–but it was hilarious and so well done. I broke off here, because she had fainted. This not my favorite Wodehouse but an enjoyable read with more twists than usual in his usually considerably convoluted plots. 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.


Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All. After a strange incident in a dentist’s office, Reggie swaps bodies with child star Joey Cooley.

Anyway, this book is just fair for Wodehouse. Your display name should be at least 2 characters laughjng.

Notify me of new posts via email. Mar 15, Emily rated it it was amazing. April June may not be as sweet as she seems.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A Time of Love and Tartan. His hero in this story is a naive and shallow aristocrat who, by virtue of a mix up at the laughiing, ends up body swapping with a Hollywood child star. And while brilliantly funny and happy go lucky story Laughing Gas shows not so pretty face of Hollywood – April June love that name, btw – the gold digging bitch extraordinaire, an alcoholic cousin Eggy and a miserable life of a child film star.

They both have to wodehuse the city immediately: Burwash, and also in the latter’s chair.

This meant the teasing of all people who take themselves too seriously. The Importance of Being Seven. Zizzbaum’s waiting-room when he gets to know Joey Cooley, the year-old movie star and darling of all American mothers. When a bratty Hollywood child star and an English aristocrat exchange souls at the dentist in Laughing Gas, the result is transatlantic mayhem at its funniest.

This is not to say that I haven’t enjoyed him very much.


A few comments striking me as very racist. After about twenty years of being a professional writer with a serious involvement in the development musical comedy this workmanlike author began to write with incredible polish. It is completely silly, and the plot makes no sense whatsoever; but, it’s written so well, I have to love it.

Return to Book Page. Really, really stupid, and really, really funny. For example, her duties include bathing the boy, which Reggie categorically refuses. I hope to be able to write like this some day!

The biggest thing to make me laugh was the personality change of April June and her involvement in the kidnapping and the need for additional publicity to what she already had. Wodehouse British novels Hollywood novels Herbert Jenkins books.

Like in Ring for Jeeves a real life creeps into this novel. Talk about every modern convenience.

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Walk straight up to her and grab her by the wrist and glare into her eyes and make your chest heave. And a ringleted child star may in fact be a twenty-seven year old British earl who only wants a stiff brandy and soda Wodehuse particular, Reggie is to prevent Eggy from getting engaged, let alone married, to some American gold-digger who would undoubtedly be far beneath the titled family.

But the book is so funny! This site uses cookies. Anstey”, first published in