- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Arrow (4 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099558149
- ISBN-13: 978-0099558149
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,354,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Weekend Wodehouse Paperback – 4 Oct 2012
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"Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in" (Evelyn Waugh)
"P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection" (Julian Fellowes)
"He is the head of my profession... If in, say, fifty years, Jeeves and any other of that great company shall have faded, then what we have so long called England will no longer be" (Hilaire Belloc)
"A peerless collection" (Max Hastings Sunday Times)
"A genius ... Elusive, delicate but lasting" (Alan Ayckbourn)
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And then I found that it is available on Kindle so I could not resist buying it. It's even more irresistible now it's actually on my Kindle. It consists of extracts from many of Wodehouse's books and his other writings and it's great for dipping into. I dip in at meal times,in waiting rooms and on journeys. I disgraced myself by laughing out loud in the breast cancer outpatients waiting room.
Yes, it's mostly stuff from other books but that's what it's meant to be. Buy it knowing that and you will buy pure joy.
First it contains nothing new; au contraire it merely re-hashes well-known and easily-available extracts from the master's works. And when I say re-hashes that's about the right word: here we have snippets and truncations of famous scenes, a few brief excerpts amounting to a sort of Reader's Digest 'The Best Of' PGW, plus the odd complete story.
Second the volume is full of typographical and other errors quite horrible to encounter
Third is is illustrated by some sort of anachronistic amateur in a way that actually manages to reduce the magic rather than enhance it.
This is nothing much more than an exercise in milking a beloved author's oeuvre for a bit more cash.