30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2001
The only complaint that I have of this book is that it isn't long enough. Simply marvellous from beginning to end, focussing on all of Plum's characters from Psmith to Jeeves. The selection of letters and unfinished notes for novels (does anyone else really want to read "Help Yourself"?) provide a fascinating insight into the mind of Wodehouse, and the introduction by Stephen Fry is a charming tribute from one comic genius to another. Oh, and the short story "Uncle Fred Flits By" is not to be missed. Buy it
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 18 October 2003
This book was the first introduction I ever had to P.G. Wodehouse's writing; I by chance took a glance at it during a holiday in a moment of boredom, and was laughing myself stupid by the second paragraph. I am not a very easy person to please when it comes to comedic writing, but this is simply class, Wodehouse manages to create humour out of virtually nothing.
I for one adore this book in particular, because it is a concentration of excerpts of the author's best stories, so, rather than dragging on for ages and boring the reader - something impossible with Wodehouse anyway - each new chapter brings with it fresh, incredibly funny antics of the equally incredible characters.
on 16 June 2014
If you are new to the ramblings of PG 'Plum' Wodehouse this is an ideal start point, several shorter yarns from his masters nib!
Mr Wodehouse is a pleasure to read, a little everyday makes life much brighter, and in this format you can dip in and out until you get the taste for the larger,fuller titles.
Enjoy fully! I did.