What Ho!: The Best of P.G.Wodehouse Paperback – 26 Apr 2001
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"Sublime comic genius . . . light as a feather, but fabulous" (Ben Elton)
"P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century" (Sebastian Faulks Independent on Sunday)
"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer" (Douglas Adams)
"The funniest writer writer ever to put words on paper" (Hugh Laurie)
"Witty and effortlessly fluid. His books are laugh-out-loud funny" (Arabella Weir) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A compilation of the best writing from perhaps the funniest writer we've ever had. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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If you have not read Wodehouse before you may as well start here and save money and time by buying the hardback - you will need to replace soft backs at least once every couple of years.
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.
My one criticism is the quality of the book. The paper, the typescript, the binding; all shoddy. Can Amazon not also sell a better presented book?
On the one hand, they've selected the gems. Here we have not only Jeeve's most brilliant moments, but also the side-splittingly hilarious pick of the Blandings stories, and a good selection of other, lesser known, but simply brilliant P.G. Wodehouse. This is him at his best. Beautifully written, utterly hilarious, and a wonderful evocation of a world of lazy, rich aristocrats whose greatest tribulations come from having to avoid their overbearing aunts.
On the other, there's a fair bit of stuff that would only appeal to the most devoted of P.G. Wodehouse fans - the kind who join P.G. Wodehouse societies, in fact. Most people who buy a book like this are looking for an introduction to Wodehouse, a way to explore an author who has written reams and reams of books. But here we have his golfing stories (dull, unless you like P.G. Wodehouse and golf); selections from his diaries (mildly interesting accounts of Hollywood in the thirties, but a far cry from his hilarious stories) and generally a good, representative selection of all the things he did that aren't famous because they aren't as good.
If you are happy to read the first half and drop it, this is a marvelous, utterly hilarious introduction to a brilliant author. If you want to read some of Wodehouse's more obscure pieces without tracking down complete books, it's ideal.
But if you're new to Wodehouse, I'd start with the marvellous 'Inimitable Jeeves'
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the Jeeves stories and wanted to try other bits done by Wodehouse, but for some reason I cannot get the hang of it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sabine Winckler
With so many novels, short stories, Musicals (as lyricist) to his credit choosing the best examples is a difficult task. Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2014 by Peter T.
If you are new to the ramblings of PG 'Plum' Wodehouse this is an ideal start point, several shorter yarns from his masters nib! Read morePublished on 16 Jun. 2014 by H
Jolly Good....marvelous book to get you out of the dumps...and most importantly, laughing. I say: Get it and read it.Published on 16 April 2013 by anymouse