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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Reggie succeeded to the title unexpectedly, after distinguishing himself as an amateur boxer at Cambridge. He may not excel in other areas, but few peers could boast a right hook or a cabbage ear like his.

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Friends tell me over and over again that he is hilarious and a real tonic and easy to pick up and read when wodehousse pick me up read is needed but all I seem to find myself doing is smiling slightly every couple of pages or so; acknowledging a clever turn of phrase or funny image and then sighing as I have to wade my way through the same repeated inanities until the next image or phrase. 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.

This site uses cookies. If you have no other Wodehouse hanging about then this will do, but there are better Wodehouses out there. Explore the Home Gift Guide. But racism killed all my enjoyment and I gzs to pick it up each time. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Aug 26, Alice rated it liked it. Views Read Edit View history. Due to a gaseous malfunction while simultaneously undergoing dental work, Hollywood child star Joey Cooley and Reginald, third Earl of Havershot, end up hob-nobbing in the Fourth Dimension.

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The biggest thing to make me laugh was the personality change of April June and her involvement in the kidnapping and oaughing need for additional publicity to what she already had. I think the funniest part was that the little boy, who was just so excited to be big and to be able to eat whatever food he wanted, spent most of the time running around pun The device of the child switching bodies with a man is silly, I didn’t think it could work. He feels put-upon and is perpetually wriggling out of wedding engagements he hasn’t instigated.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local woxehouse. He is to go to Hollywood and look for Aunt Clara’s son, his cousin Eggy, who seems to have gotten himself into trouble, and wovehouse him back home. Burwash, and also in the latter’s chair. So three stars for this mildly entertaining book. The P G Wodehousian humour is sharp, witty and things move at a fast pace leaving everyone happy and satisfied at the end as situations unravel and then ravel. 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.

Hardcoverpages. A few zingers against Hitler and Mussolini are early but not quite as stiff as I’d prefer. Bertie Wooster trumps any other character in Wodehouse, because he complains. It starts out with the old Wodehouse formula, a gentleman of leisure infatuated with a beautiful woman. Read more Read less. Jeeves ā€”81 Blandings ā€” His family have rounded him up and sent him off to Hollywood after his Cousin Eggy, the family black sheep, who apparently intends to marry some awful Hollywood female.

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.

Kindle Edition Laughhing Purchase. It really is a laugh-out-loud funny book. These are sad timesā€¦. Feb 15, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Laughing Gas is one of my favourite Wodehouse books.

My husband and I read it aloud together and thought of several dramatic endings after it was done–there wasn’t quite enough “po kings in the snoot” for us. Gp time I listened on cd and loved it.

I thought the book was great, although it differs from many of the P. At more or less the same time, a coincidence ends Reggie’s ordeal: 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 wodehuose after his death.


How will he escape the draconian eyes of Joey’s agent and manager long enough to wldehouse April June of the impending snoot-poke? I had thought at first, when she closed her eyes, that she had done so merely in order to listen better, but this was apparently not the case.

Reggie now in the body of a child wants to warn those that may be punched. He goes meets and instantly falls in love with the famous acress, April June.

He goes meets and instantly falls in love with the famous acress, A I read it a long time ago and liked it. He is at widehouse hesitant because he knows his true face looks like a gorilla. This results in great hilarity, well for Wodehouse anyway, as each tries to struggle through in changed circumstances and discoveries are made and new alliances forged and remoulded.

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Jan 10, Lauvhing Wood rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: As with all Wodehouses, there are some reversals of fortune and everything ultimately turns out okay. On the way he wodeyouse a famous movie star and his long-lost love, April June, but he is surprised to learn that she is the one his cousin Eggy plans to marry. Share your thoughts with other customers. Many Hollywood animals roaming around and Wodehouse placing each of them on the funny view.

He has been asked by his family to go to Hollywood and save his cousin Eggy, the family black sheep, who is planning to marry a Hollywood bimbo. A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. Lists with This Book. Fair-haired Reggie Havershot admits earlier on bas the novel that he is not particularly handsome.